- Macerated is defined as softened by soaking in liquid, or caused to waste away.
- An example of macerated is having soaked dried cherries in wine.
- An example of macerated is having grown thin because of a hunger strike.
- simple past tense and past participle of macerate
Variant of macerate
transitive verbmacerated, macerating
- to soften and break down into component parts by soaking in liquid for some time; specif., to soften and break down (food) in the digestive system
- to steep (fruit or vegetables) as in wine or liquor
- loosely to break, tear, chop, etc. into bits
- to cause to waste away or grow thin
Origin of macerate; from Classical Latin maceratus, past participle of macerare, to make soft or tender, weaken, harass ; from Indo-European base an unverified form māk-, to knead from source Latvian màcu, to squeeze
to undergo maceration; waste away; grow thin