Associations to the word «Macerate»

Wiktionary

MACERATE, verb. To soften (something) or separate (something) into pieces by soaking (it) in a heated or unheated liquid.
MACERATE, verb. (obsolete) To make lean; to cause to waste away.
MACERATE, verb. (obsolete) To subdue the appetite by poor or scanty diet; to mortify.
MACERATE, noun. A macerated substance.

Dictionary definition

MACERATE, verb. Separate into constituents by soaking.
MACERATE, verb. Become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking; "the tissue macerated in the water".
MACERATE, verb. Soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result; "macerate peaches"; "the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system".
MACERATE, verb. Cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him".

Wise words

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