What does macerate mean?

Definitions for macerateˈmæs əˌreɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word macerate.

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"


  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

  4. Origin: [L. maceratus, p. p. of macerare to make soft, weaken, enervate; cf. Gr. to knead.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Macerate

    mas′ėr-āt, v.t. to steep: to soften by steeping: to make lean: to mortify.—n. Macerā′tion, act of softening by steeping: mortification of the flesh by fasting and other severe modes of living. [L. macerāre, -ātum, to steep.]

Anagrams for macerate »

  1. racemate

  2. cream tea


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of macerate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of macerate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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