Macerate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmæsəreɪt|  American pronunciation of the word macerate
Brit.  |ˈmæsəreɪt|  British pronunciation of the word macerate
- separate into constituents by soaking
- become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking
the tissue macerated in the water
- soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result
macerate peaches
the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system
- cause to grow thin or weak (syn: emaciate, waste)

Examples

...garnished with cherries that had been macerated in liqueur...

the tissue macerated in the water

the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: macerate
he/she/it: macerates
present participle: macerating
past tense: macerated
past participle: macerated
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