(Tri*to"ri*um) n. [NL.] Same as Triturium.
(||Tri*to"vum) n.; pl. Tritova [NL., fr. Gr. third + L. ovum egg.] (Zoöl.) An embryonic insect
which has twice cast its skin previous to hatching from the egg.
(Tri`to*zo"oid) n. [Gr. third + an animal.] (Zoöl.) A zooid of the third generation in asexual
(Trit"u*ra*ble) a. [Cf. F. triturable.] Capable of being triturated. Sir T. Browne.
(Trit"u*rate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Triturated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Triturating.] [L. trituratus, p. p.
of triturate to thrash fr. terere, tritum, to rub, rub to pieces. See Trite.]
1. To rub, grind, bruise, or thrash.
2. To rub or grind to a very fine or impalpable powder; to pulverize and comminute thoroughly.
(Trit`u*ra"tion) n. [Cf. F. trituration, L. trituratio a thrashing of grain.] The act of triturating,
or reducing to a fine or impalpable powder by grinding, rubbing, bruising, etc. Paley.
(Trit"ure) n. [L. tritura, from terere, tritum, to rub, rub to pieces.] A rubbing or grinding; trituration.
(Tri*tu"ri*um) n. [NL.; cf. L. terere, tritum to rub.] A vessel for separating liquids of different
densities. [Written also tritorium.]
(Tri"tyl) n. -yl.]> (Chem.) Propyl. [R.]
(Tri"tyl*ene) n. (Chem.) Propylene. [R.]
(Tri"umph) n. [L. triumphus, OL. triumpus; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. a procession in honor of
Bacchus: cf. F. triomphe. Cf. Trump at cards.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had
gained a decisive victory over a foreign enemy.
The general was allowed to enter the city crowned with a wreath of laurel, bearing a scepter in one
hand, and a branch of laurel in the other, riding in a circular chariot, of a peculiar form, drawn by four
horses. He was preceded by the senate and magistrates, musicians, the spoils, the captives in fetters,
etc., and followed by his army on foot in marching order. The procession advanced in this manner to
the Capitoline Hill, where sacrifices were offered, and victorious commander entertained with a public
2. Hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant. [Obs.]
In honor of whose birth these triumphs are,
Sits here, like beauty's child.
3. A state of joy or exultation for success.
Great triumph and rejoicing was in heaven.Milton.
Hercules from SpainDryden.
Arrived in triumph, from Geryon slain.
4. Success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the triumph of knowledge.
5. A trump card; also, an old game at cards. [Obs.]