Meaning of macerate


Pronunciation: (mas'u-rāt"), [key]
— v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
  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.
  1. to undergo maceration.
  2. to become thin or emaciated; waste away.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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