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Definition 1: soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result - [verb of change]

Samples where macerate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(macerate is a kind of ...) make soft or softer

"This liquid will soften your laundry"

(macerate implies ...) cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

"souse water on his hot face"

Definition 2: become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking - [verb of change]

Samples where macerate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tissue macerated in the water

(macerate is a kind of ...) become soft or softer

"The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it"

(macerate has a similar meaning as ...) separate into constituents by soaking

Definition 3: cause to grow thin or weak - [verb of change]

Samples where macerate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The treatment emaciated him

Synonyms for macerate in the sense of this definition

(macerate is a kind of ...) make weak

"Life in the camp drained him"

(macerate causes ...) grow weak and thin or waste away physically

"She emaciated during the chemotherapy"

Definition 4: separate into constituents by soaking - [verb of change]

(macerate is a kind of ...) divide into components or constituents

"Separate the wheat from the chaff"

(macerate has a similar meaning as ...) become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking

"the tissue macerated in the water"

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