1
[ verb ] soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result

Examples

"macerate peaches" "the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system"

Related terms

soften drench

2
[ verb ] become soft or disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking

Examples

"the tissue macerated in the water"

Related terms

soften

3
[ verb ] separate into constituents by soaking

Related terms

separate

4
[ verb ] cause to grow thin or weak

Synonyms

emaciate waste

Examples

"The treatment emaciated him"

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