Macerate : Definition


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Definitions of Macerate

Pronunciation : Mac"er*ate
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [L. maceratus, p. p. of macerare to make soft, weaken, enervate; cf. Gr.
Definition : 1. To make lean; to cause to waste away. [Obs. or R.] Harvey.

2. To subdue the appetites of by poor and scanty diet; to mortify. Baker.

3. 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Macerated; p. pr. & vb. n. Macerating.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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