Macerate

Definition of Macerate

Mac´er`ate
v. t.1.To make lean; to cause to waste away.
[imp. & p. p. Macerated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Macerating.]
2.To subdue the appetites of by poor and scanty diet; to mortify.
3.To soften by steeping in a liquid, with or without heat; to wear away or separate the parts of by steeping; as, to macerate animal or vegetable fiber.

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