Definitions for macerateˈmæs əˌreɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mac•er•ateˈmæs əˌreɪt(v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to soften or separate into parts by steeping in a liquid.

  2. to cause to grow thin or waste away.

  3. (v.i.)to become macerated.

Origin of macerate:

1540–50; < L mācerātus, ptp. of mācerāre to soak, steep, weaken

mac′er•a`tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. macerate(verb)

    separate into constituents by soaking

  2. macerate(verb)

    become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking

    "the tissue macerated in the water"

  3. 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"

  4. waste, emaciate, macerate(verb)

    cause to grow thin or weak

    "The treatment emaciated him"

Wiktionary

  1. macerate(Noun)

    A macerated substance.

  2. macerate(Verb)

    To soften (something) or separate (something) into pieces by soaking (it) in a heated or unheated liquid.

  3. macerate(Verb)

    To make lean; to cause to waste away.

  4. macerate(Verb)

    To subdue the appetite by poor or scanty diet; to mortify.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Macerate(verb)

    to make lean; to cause to waste away

  2. Macerate(verb)

    to subdue the appetites of by poor and scanty diet; to mortify

  3. Macerate(verb)

    to soften by steeping in a liquid, with or without heat; to wear away or separate the parts of by steeping; as, to macerate animal or vegetable fiber

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