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Macerate

verb
(past & past part. macerated; pres. part. macerating)
1.
Separate into constituents by soaking.
2.
Become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking.
3.
Soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result.  "The gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system"
4.
Cause to grow thin or weak.  Synonyms: emaciate, waste.






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"Macerate" Quotes from Famous Books



... appear in parts of the garden which have hitherto been free from this troublesome pest. A very simple experiment will prove the certainty and ease with which the spores may be introduced to fresh land. Macerate the tissue of old Finger-and-toe in water; use this on young isolated plants of Cabbage or Turnip and in a short time the plants ...
— The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition • Sutton and Sons



Words linked to "Macerate" :   enfeeble, soften, macerative, souse, separate, maceration, drain, douse, debilitate, soak, sop, drench, dowse



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