maceration

  1. softening due to soaking or steeping
  2. extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

Maceration

• (n.) The act or process of macerating.
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maceration

(from the article `essential oil`) ...and to rupture some of the cell walls of oil-bearing glands. Steam distillation is by far the most common and important method of production, and ...
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maceration

(L. maceratio) the softening of a solid by soaking. In histology, the softening of a tissue by soaking, especially in acids, until the connective tissue fibres are so dissolved that the tissue components can be teased apart. In obstetrics, the degenerative changes with discoloration and softening of tissues, and eventual disintegration, of a fetu.....
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maceration

(mas″әr-a´shәn) the softening of a solid by soaking. In histology, the softening of a tissue by soaking, especially in acids, until the connective tissue fibers are dissolved so that the tissue components can be teased apart. In obstetrics, the degenerative changes with discoloration and softenin...
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maceration

noun softening due to soaking or steeping
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Maceration

[bone] Maceration is a bone preparation technique whereby a clean skeleton is obtained from a vertebrate carcass by leaving it to decompose inside a closed container at near-constant temperature. This may be done as part of a forensic investigation, as a recovered body is too badly decomposed for a meaningful autopsy, but with enough flesh ...
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Maceration

[food] In food preparation, maceration is softening or breaking into pieces using a liquid. Raw, dried or preserved fruit or vegetables are soaked in a liquid to soften the food and/or absorb the flavor of the liquid into the food. In the case of fresh fruit, particularly soft fruit such as strawberries and raspberries, they are often just ...
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Maceration

[sewage] Maceration, in sewage treatment, the use of a machine that reduces solids to small pieces in order to deal with rags and other solid waste. Also, macerating toilets, which use a grinding or blending mechanism to reduce human waste to a slurry, which can then be moved by pumping. This is useful when, for example, water pressure is l...
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Maceration

[wine] Maceration is the winemaking process where the phenolic materials of the grape—tannins, coloring agents (anthocyanins) and flavor compounds—are leached from the grape skins, seeds and stems into the must. To macerate is to soften by soaking, and maceration is the process by which the red wine receives its red color, since 99% of ...
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Maceration

Mac`er·a'tion noun [ Latin maceratio : confer French macération .] The act or process of macerating.
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maceration

extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
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Maceration

Maceration is an infusion or soaking of a substance in water or another liquid either in order to soften it or to draw out the substance's virtues.
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Maceration

Red winemaking process in which tannins, pigments and flavour compounds are released from the grape skins in the fermentation vessel. Fermentation is usually over pretty quickly with red wines, so many winemakers like to leave the wine in contact with the skins for longer; this is known as extended maceration and results in deeper coloured wines. E...
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Maceration

Softening or disintegration of tissues following prolonged wetting. Stratum corneum becomes eroded.
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maceration

Softening or dissolution of skin cell layers, resulting from overexposure to moisture or topical medications.
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Maceration

softening or sogginess of tissues owing to retention of excessive moisture.
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Maceration

The act of soaking grape skins and other solids in their juice for certain time periods prior to fermentation of the juice. Often used for Chardonnay production in order to increase the extraction of Chardonnay flavour (which is otherwise concentrated in the skins rather than in the juice).
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Maceration

The act of soaking grape solids in their juice for certain time periods prior to fermentation of the juice. Often used for Chardonnay production and for making pink wines from black, blue or red grapes. As an example, the pink color of Wrotham Pinot Sparkling Wine comes from maceration of the grapes in their own juice for a few hours to allow just ...
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Maceration

The act of soaking grape solids in their juice for certain time periods prior to fermentation of the juice.
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Maceration

The contact of grape skins with the must during fermentation, extracting phenolic compounds including tannins, anthocyanins, and aroma.
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Maceration

The contact of grape skins with the must during fermentation, extracting phenolic compounds including tannins, anthocyanins, and aroma.
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Maceration

The period of time grape juice spends in contact with the skins and seeds.
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maceration

The period of time when the fermenting grape juice is in contact with the skins. Colors, flavors and tannins come out of the skins during this process.
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Maceration

The process of allowing grape juice and skins to ferment together, thereby imparting color, tannins and aromas.
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