macerate

  • 1Macerate — Mac er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Macerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Macerating}.] [L. maceratus, p. p. of macerare to make soft, weaken, enervate; cf. Gr. ? to knead.] 1. To make lean; to cause to waste away. [Obs. or R.] Harvey. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2macerate — index bait (harass), plague Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3macerate — (v.) late 15c., a back formation from maceration or else from L. maceratus, pp. of macerare soften, make soft, soak, steep, related to maceria garden wall, originally of kneaded clay, from PIE *mak ero , suffixed form of root *mag to knead (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4macerate — *crush, mash, smash, bruise, squash Analogous words: *separate, part, divide: stew, seethe, simmer (see BOIL): soften (see corresponding adjective at SOFT) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5macerate — ► VERB ▪ soften or break up (food) by soaking in a liquid. DERIVATIVES maceration noun. ORIGIN Latin macerare …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6macerate — [mas′ər āt΄] vt. macerated, macerating [< L maceratus, pp. of macerare, to make soft or tender, weaken, harass < IE base * māk , to knead > Latvian màcu, to squeeze] 1. to soften and break down into component parts by soaking in liquid… …

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  • 7macerate — [[t]mæ̱səreɪt[/t]] macerates, macerating, macerated V ERG If you macerate food, or if it macerates, you soak it in a liquid for a period of time so that it absorbs the liquid. [V n in n] I like to macerate the food in liqueur for a few minutes… …

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  • 8Macerate — To soften tissues after death by soaking and by enzymatic digestion, as occurs with a stillborn. The word macerate comes from the Latin macero meaning to soften by soaking (in a liquid). * * * To soften by steeping or soaking. [see maceration] *… …

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  • 9macerate — UK [ˈmæsəreɪt] / US [ˈmæsəˌreɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms macerate : present tense I/you/we/they macerate he/she/it macerates present participle macerating past tense macerated past participle macerated formal to make food soft… …

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  • 10macerate — ma|cer|ate [ˈmæsəreıt] v [I and T] technical [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of macerare to soften, macerate ] to make something soft by leaving it in water, or to become soft in this way …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11macerate — maceravimas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Augalinių ir gyvūninių audinių tarpuląsčio medžiagų ardymas ir tirpinimas. atitikmenys: angl. macerate vok. Mazerierung, f rus. мацерирование; размачивание размочка, n …

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  • 12macerate — maceravimas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Ilgas kokios nors medžiagos mirkymas vandenyje arba tirpiklyje, kad ji suminkštėtų, ištirptų arba kad iš jos kas nors išsiskirtų. atitikmenys: angl. macerate vok. Mazerierung, f… …

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  • 13macerate — verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin maceratus, past participle of macerare to soften, steep Date: 1547 transitive verb 1. to cause to waste away by or as if by excessive fasting 2. to cause to become soft or separated into constituent elements… …

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  • 14macerate — v. [L. macerare, to soften] To waste away; to soften or wear away …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 15macerate — macerater, macerator, n. macerative, adj. /mas euh rayt /, v., macerated, macerating. v.t. 1. to soften or separate into parts by steeping in a liquid. 2. to soften or decompose (food) by the action of a solvent. 3. to cause to grow thin. v.i. 4 …

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  • 16macerate — 1. verb /ˈmæs.ə.reɪt/ To soften (something) or separate (something) into pieces by means of immersing it in a liquid. 2. noun /ˈmæs.ə.reɪt/ A macerated substance …

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