Definitions of macerate:
  • verb:   soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result
    Example: "Macerate peaches"
  • verb:   become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking
    Example: "The tissue macerated in the water"
  • verb:   separate into constituents by soaking
  • verb:   cause to grow thin or weak

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