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Webster 1913 Edition


Macerate

Mac′er-ate

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Macerated
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Macerating
.]
[L.
maceratus
, p. p. of
macerare
to make soft, weaken, enervate; cf. Gr. [GREEK] to knead.]
1.
To make lean; to cause to waste away.
[Obs. or R.]
Harvey.
2.
To subdue the appetites of by poor and scanty diet; to mortify.
Baker.
3.
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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Macerate

MAC'ERATE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. macero, from macer, thin, lean; maceo, to be thin or lean; Eng. meager, meek.]
1.
To make lean; to wear away.
2.
To mortify; to harass with corporeal hardships; to cause to pine or waste away.
Out of excessive zeal they macerate their bodies and impair their health.
3.
To steep almost to solution; to soften and separate the parts of a substance by steeping it in a fluid, or by the digestive process. So we say, food is macerated in the stomach.

Definition 2021


macerate

macerate

English

Verb

macerate (third-person singular simple present macerates, present participle macerating, simple past and past participle macerated)

  1. To soften (something) or separate (something) into pieces by soaking (it) in a heated or unheated liquid.
  2. (obsolete) To make lean; to cause to waste away.
  3. (obsolete) To subdue the appetite by poor or scanty diet; to mortify.

Translations

Noun

macerate (plural macerates)

  1. A macerated substance.

References

  • macerate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • Notes:
  1. The American heritage dictionary of Indo-European roots By Calvert Watkins, p. 50, "mag-" entry, item 5

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Italian

Verb

macerate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of macerare
  2. second-person plural imperative of macerare
  3. feminine plural of macerato

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Latin

Participle

mācerāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of mācerātus