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v. mac·er·at·ed, mac·er·at·ing, mac·er·ates
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.
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).
A substance prepared or produced by macerating.
mac′er·a′tor, mac′er·at′er n.
the act or process of softening or separating by soaking or steeping.See also: Processes
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|Noun||1.||maceration - softening due to soaking or steeping|
softening - the process of becoming softer; "refrigeration delayed the softening of the fruit"; "he observed the softening of iron by heat"
|2.||maceration - extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)|
n. maceración, descomposición y ablandamiento de tejidos y órganos en el agua u otros líquidos.