Macerate meaning

măsə-rāt
To make soft by soaking or steeping in a liquid.
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To separate into constituents by soaking.
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To cause to become lean, usually by starvation; emaciate.
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To become soft or separated into constituents by soaking.
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A substance prepared or produced by macerating.
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To soften and break down into component parts by soaking in liquid for some time.
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To soften and break down (food) in the digestive system.
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To steep (fruit or vegetables) as in wine or liquor.
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To break, tear, chop, etc. into bits.
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To cause to waste away or grow thin.
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To undergo maceration; waste away; grow thin.
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To make soft by soaking or steeping in a liquid.
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To separate into constituents by soaking.
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A substance prepared or produced by macerating.
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To soften (something) or separate (something) into pieces by soaking (it) in a heated or unheated liquid.
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A macerated substance.
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Origin of macerate

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary