HyperDic: macerate

English > 4 senses of the word macerate:
VERBchangemacerateseparate into constituents by soaking
changemaceratebecome soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking
changemaceratesoften, usually by steeping in liquid / liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result
changemacerate, waste, emaciatecause to grow thin or weak
English > macerate: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningseparate into constituents by soaking.
PatternSomething ----s something
Broaderseparatedivide into components or constituents
Similar tomacerateBecome soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking
Spanishmacerar
English > macerate: 4 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the tissue macerated in the water"
BroadersoftenBecome soft or softer
Similar tomacerateseparate into constituents by soaking
Spanishmacerar
Catalanmacerar
Adjectivesmacerativeaccompanied by or characterized by maceration
English > macerate: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningsoften, usually by steeping in liquid / liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "macerate peaches"
  • "the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system"
Entailsdrench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souseCover with liquid / liquid
Broadersoftenmake soft or softer
Nounsmacerationsoftening due to soaking or steeping
English > macerate: 4 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningCause to grow thin or weak.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymswaste, emaciate
Cause toemaciateGrow weak and thin or waste away physically
Broaderenfeeble, debilitate, drainmake weak
Spanishdemacrarse, demacrar, macerar
Catalandemacrar-se
Nounsmacerationextreme / extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

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