Definition of Macerate in English :

Define Macerate in English

Macerate meaning in English

Meaning of Macerate in English

Pronunciation of Macerate in English

Macerate pronunciation in English

Pronounce Macerate in English


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1. macerate

separate into constituents by soaking

2. macerate

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

Example Sentences:
'the tissue macerated in the water'

3. macerate

soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result

Example Sentences:
'macerate peaches'
'the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system'

4. emaciate, macerate, waste

cause to grow thin or weak

Example Sentences:
'The treatment emaciated him'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of macerate
to soften or separate or be softened or separated as a result of soaking
to break up or cause to break up by soaking
macerated peaches
to become or cause to become thin

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈmacerˌated or ˈmacerˌating
to soften and break down into component parts by soaking in liquid for some time; specif., to soften and break down (food) in the digestive system
to steep (fruit or vegetables) as in wine or liquor
3.  Loosely
to break, tear, chop, etc. into bits
to cause to waste away or grow thin
verb intransitive
to undergo maceration; waste away; grow thin

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of macerate
v. mac·er·at·ed, mac·er·at·ing, mac·er·ates
1. To make soft by soaking or steeping in a liquid.
2. To separate into constituents by soaking.
3. To cause to become lean, usually by starvation; emaciate.
To become soft or separated into constituents by soaking: "allowed the juice and skins of the white grapes to macerate together overnight before pressing" (Gerald Asher).
n. (-ĭt)
A substance prepared or produced by macerating.

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