macerate

make or become soft by soaking in water 
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Macerate

To soak a fruit in liquor or wine, which softens and flavors the fruit, while also flavoring the liquor or wine.
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macerate

[v] - separate into constituents by soaking 2. [v] - become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking 3. [v] - soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result
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Macerate

Macerate: To soften tissues after death by soaking and by enzymatic digestion, as occurs with a stillborn. The word 'macerate' comes from the Latin 'macero' meaning to soften by soaking (in a liquid).
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Macerate

Mac'er·ate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Macerated ; present participle & verbal noun Macerating .] [ Latin maceratus , past participle of macerare to make soft, weaken, enervate; confer Greek ... to knead.]...
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macerate

To soften by steeping or soaking. ... Origin: see maceration ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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macerate

(mas´әr-āt) to soften by wetting or soaking.
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Macerate

• (v. t.) To make lean; to cause to waste away. • (v. t.) 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. • (v. t.) To subdue the appetites of by poor and scanty diet; to mortify.
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macerate

Type: Term Pronunciation: mas′ĕr-āt Definitions: 1. To soften by steeping or soaking.
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Macerate

To soften and flavour raw or dried foods by soaking in a liquid.
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Macerate

To soften by soaking in a liquid or syrup.
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Macerate

Soaking fruit or vegetables in wine, liquor, or syrup so that they may absorb these flavors. Salt and sugar macerations are used to draw excess moisture out of the food for a secondary preparation. This is done for canning, jam and preserve making, and to remove bitter flavors from vegetables.
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macerate

to steep or soak; to break up; to emaciate
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