Macerate Definition

măsə-rāt
macerated, macerates, macerating
verb
macerated, macerates, macerating
To undergo maceration; waste away; grow thin.
Webster's New World
To soften and break down into component parts by soaking in liquid for some time.
Webster's New World
To separate into constituents by soaking.
American Heritage Medicine
To soften and break down (food) in the digestive system.
Webster's New World
To steep (fruit or vegetables) as in wine or liquor.
Webster's New World
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noun
A substance prepared or produced by macerating.
American Heritage Medicine

Other Word Forms of Macerate

Noun

Singular:
macerate
Plural:
macerates

Origin of Macerate

  • From Latin mācerātus, perfect passive participle of mācerō, from Proto-Indo-European *mag-, *mak- (“to knead") .

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin mācerāre mācerāt- mag- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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