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macerate

mac·er·ate

macerate

 
 
pronunciation:
mae s reIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: macerated, macerates, macerating
definition 1: to soften (food or the like) by soaking, as in digestion.
To make sangria, you need to macerate the fruit in wine.
definition 2: to cause to separate into components or dissolve by soaking.
definition 3: to cause to become thin or emaciated, as by starvation.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to soften, decompose, or separate into components as a result of soaking.
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derivations: macerative (adj.), maceration (n.), macerator (n.)