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mac·er·ate

 (măs′ə-rāt′)
v. mac·er·at·ed, mac·er·at·ing, mac·er·ates
v.tr.
1. To make soft by soaking or steeping in a liquid.
2. To separate into constituents by soaking.
3. To cause to become lean, usually by starvation; emaciate.
v.intr.
To become soft or separated into constituents by soaking: "allowed the juice and skins of the white grapes to macerate together overnight before pressing" (Gerald Asher).
n. (-ĭt)
A substance prepared or produced by macerating.

[Latin mācerāre, mācerāt-; see mag- in Indo-European roots.]

mac′er·a′tion n.
mac′er·a′tor, mac′er·at′er n.

macerate

(ˈmæsəˌreɪt)
vb
1. (General Physics) to soften or separate or be softened or separated as a result of soaking
2. (Cookery) to break up or cause to break up by soaking: macerated peaches.
3. to become or cause to become thin
[C16: from Latin mācerāre to soften]
ˈmacerˌater, ˈmacerˌator n
ˈmacerative adj
ˌmacerˈation n

mac•er•ate

(ˈmæs əˌreɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to soften or separate into parts by steeping in a liquid.
2. to cause to grow thin or waste away.
v.i.
3. to become macerated.
[1540–50; < Latin mācerātus, past participle of mācerāre to soak, steep, weaken]
mac`er•a′tion, n.
mac′er•a`tive, adj.
mac′er•a`tor, n.

macerate

- Meaning "to soften," it comes from Greek massein, "knead."
See also related terms for soften.

macerate


Past participle: macerated
Gerund: macerating

Imperative
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Present
I macerate
you macerate
he/she/it macerates
we macerate
you macerate
they macerate
Preterite
I macerated
you macerated
he/she/it macerated
we macerated
you macerated
they macerated
Present Continuous
I am macerating
you are macerating
he/she/it is macerating
we are macerating
you are macerating
they are macerating
Present Perfect
I have macerated
you have macerated
he/she/it has macerated
we have macerated
you have macerated
they have macerated
Past Continuous
I was macerating
you were macerating
he/she/it was macerating
we were macerating
you were macerating
they were macerating
Past Perfect
I had macerated
you had macerated
he/she/it had macerated
we had macerated
you had macerated
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Future
I will macerate
you will macerate
he/she/it will macerate
we will macerate
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they will macerate
Future Perfect
I will have macerated
you will have macerated
he/she/it will have macerated
we will have macerated
you will have macerated
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Future Continuous
I will be macerating
you will be macerating
he/she/it will be macerating
we will be macerating
you will be macerating
they will be macerating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been macerating
you have been macerating
he/she/it has been macerating
we have been macerating
you have been macerating
they have been macerating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been macerating
you will have been macerating
he/she/it will have been macerating
we will have been macerating
you will have been macerating
they will have been macerating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been macerating
you had been macerating
he/she/it had been macerating
we had been macerating
you had been macerating
they had been macerating
Conditional
I would macerate
you would macerate
he/she/it would macerate
we would macerate
you would macerate
they would macerate
Past Conditional
I would have macerated
you would have macerated
he/she/it would have macerated
we would have macerated
you would have macerated
they would have macerated

macerate

To soak food in a liquid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.macerate - separate into constituents by soakingmacerate - separate into constituents by soaking
macerate - become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking; "the tissue macerated in the water"
separate - divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
2.macerate - become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking; "the tissue macerated in the water"
soften - become soft or softer; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it"
macerate - separate into constituents by soaking
3.macerate - soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result; "macerate peaches"; "the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system"
soften - make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry"
4.macerate - cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
debilitate, enfeeble, drain - make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"

macerate

verb soften, soak, steep, squash, pulp, mash, infuse I like to macerate the food in liqueur for a few minutes before serving.
Translations
macero

macerate

[ˈmæsəreɪt]
A. VTmacerar
B. VImacerar(se)

macerate

[ˈmæsəreɪt]
vt (= marinate) → faire macérer
vi [food] → macérer

macerate

macerate

[ˈmæsəˌreɪt]
1. vtmacerare
2. vimacerarsi

mac·er·ate

v. macerar; suavizar una materia por medio de inmersión en un líquido.

macerate

vt macerar; vi macerarse; macerated tissue..tejido macerado
References in classic literature ?
When I receive a new gift, I do not macerate my body to make the account square, for if I should die I could not make the account square.
It macerates its opium and percolates its own laudanum and paregoric.
I do macerate my berries in a good, smoky, West coast single malt.
The great advantage is that the quiet and efficient Saniflo units mean that you don't have to rely on gravity plumbing to the soil stack or sewer as they macerate waste and water and pump it away through unobtrusive small bore 22mm pipe work.
I've told you about rose before and how its made (red grapes left to macerate with their skins for just a wee while to get a bit of colour) so let's not go into it now.
Reno, NV), Garli-Eze, delivers allicin, the key bioactive ingredient of garlic, to the body in amounts equal to that of fresh high allicin garlic macerate and yields no unsocial responses due to chewing fresh garlic.
The Boston Shearpump will crush, chop, macerate, cut, shred & grind in uneven flow patterns & withstand bumps and pressure spikes providing reliable continuous inline processing, 24 hours a day/7 days a week
Cover and let fruit macerate (soak in flavor of liquor) 1 to 2 hours in refrigerator.