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con-terō trīvī, trītus, ere,

to grind, bruise, pound, wear out: infamia pabula sucis, O.: manūs paludibus emuniendis, Ta.: silicem pedibus, Iu.: viam, Pr.—Fig., of time, to consume, spend. waste, use, pass, employ: vitem in quaerendo, T.: frustra tempus: ambulando diem, T.: diei brevitatem conviviis: otium socordiā, S.—To exhaust, engross, expend: se in musicis: conteri in causis: operam frustra, T.—To destroy, abolish, annihilate: iniurias quasi oblivione, obliterate: dignitatem virtutis, make insignificant.

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