Definition of Macerate

1. Verb. Separate into constituents by soaking.

Generic synonyms: Separate



2. Verb. Become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking. "The tissue macerated in the water"
Generic synonyms: Soften
Derivative terms: Macerative

3. Verb. Soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result. "The gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system"
Entails: Douse, Dowse, Drench, Soak, Sop, Souse
Generic synonyms: Soften
Derivative terms: Maceration

4. Verb. Cause to grow thin or weak. "The treatment emaciated him"
Exact synonyms: Emaciate, Waste
Causes: Emaciate
Generic synonyms: Debilitate, Drain, Enfeeble
Derivative terms: Emaciation, Maceration, Wastage, Wasting

Definition of Macerate

1. v. t. To make lean; to cause to waste away.

Definition of Macerate

1. Verb. To soften (something) or separate (something) into pieces by soaking (it) in a heated or unheated liquid. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete) To make lean; to cause to waste away. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To subdue the appetite by poor or scanty diet; to mortify. ¹

4. Noun. A macerated substance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Macerate

1. to soften by soaking in liquid [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Macerate

1. To soften by steeping or soaking. Origin: see maceration (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macerate

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mace
mace-bearer
mace-bearers
macebearer
macebearers
maced
macedoine
macedoines
macedonian
macedonite
macelike
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maceral
macerals
macerate (current term)
macerated
macerater
maceraters
macerates
macerating
maceration
macerations
macerative
macerator
macerators
macerozyme
macerozymes
macers
maces

Literary usage of Macerate

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1. A Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1865)
"Hemlock leaves, §iv. ; diluted alcohol, Oij, macerate for fourteen days, ... macerate for fourteen days, and filter. i [The following is the formula for the ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science; Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1854)
"Oj. macerate for two hours, and strain.) This infusion may also be made from the same ... Oj. macerate for four hours in a covered vessel, and strain. ..."

3. Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the by Arnold James Cooley (1892)
"Senna, 2 Ibs. 1 oz.; tepid water, 1 quart, macerate for 12 hours, frequently stirring with и stick, and express the liquor ; to the' marc,' add of tepid ..."

4. Note-book of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics by Robert Edmund Scoresby-Jackson (1867)
"macerate for forty-eight hours, with fifteen ounces of the spirit, in a close vessel, ... macerate 48 hours and Percolate ; b. macerate 7 days ; e. ..."

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