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Softening due to soaking or steeping.
Extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease).  Synonyms: boniness, bonyness, emaciation, gauntness.

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"Maceration" Quotes from Famous Books

... macerated in a third of the water and at the end of 12 hours the liquid is decanted and another third of water is added; the maceration is repeated and the same process followed till the last third of water is used. Express the residuum, put all the liquid into one vessel, filter and evaporate till reduced to 800 grams, then cool and add the alcohol. ...
— The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines • T. H. Pardo de Tavera

... the paintings of Eustache le Soeur, in the Louvre, in illustration of his idea—a series based on the experience of St. Bruno, and representing the effects of maceration and ghostly ...
— Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands V2 • Harriet Beecher Stowe

... healthy madness, Aristophanes or Rabelais or Shakespeare, doubtless had many brushes with the precisians or ascetics of their day, but we cannot but feel that for honest severity and consistent self-maceration they would always have had respect. But what abysses of scorn, inconceivable to any modern, would they have reserved for an aesthetic type and movement which violated morality and did not even find pleasure, which outraged sanity and could not attain to exuberance, which ...
— The Defendant • G.K. Chesterton

... Water. — N. water; serum, serosity[obs3]; lymph; rheum; diluent; agua[Sp], aqua, pani[obs3]. dilution, maceration, lotion; washing &c. v.; immersion|, humectation[obs3], infiltration, spargefaction|, affusion[obs3], irrigation, douche, balneation[obs3], bath. deluge &c. (water in motion) 348; high water, flood tide. V. be watery &c. adj.; reek. add water, water, wet; moisten &c. 339; dilute, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

... itself easily from the seed, while the internal layer, which adheres firmly to the exterior of the seed, can be detached only by maceration in water. This fresh pulp has a sweet and agreeable although slightly insipid taste. Upon growing old and becoming dry, it takes on a still more agreeable taste, for it preserves its sweetness and gets a perfume like ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 613, October 1, 1887 • Various

Words linked to "Maceration" :   boniness, emaciation, thinness, spareness, softening, leanness, macerate, gauntness, bonyness

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