macerate - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] formal 

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/ˈmæsəreɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theymacerate
he/she/itmacerates
present participlemacerating
past tensemacerated
past participlemacerated
  1. to make food soft by leaving it in a liquid, or to become soft in this way

derived word

maceration

 

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/ˌmæsəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]