Definition of Maceration in English :

Define Maceration in English

Maceration meaning in English

Meaning of Maceration in English

Pronunciation of Maceration in English

Maceration pronunciation in English

Pronounce Maceration in English


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1. maceration

softening due to soaking or steeping

2. boniness, bonyness, emaciation, gauntness, maceration

extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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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.


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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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