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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
macerate
macerate
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
they had macerated
Future
I will macerate
you will macerate
he/she/it will macerate
we will macerate
you will macerate
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
they will have macerated
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
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