verb (used with object), mac·er·at·ed, mac·er·at·ing.
verb (used without object), mac·er·at·ed, mac·er·at·ing.
- macewen's sign,
- macewen's triangle,
- macgillicuddy's reeks
Origin of macerate
Examples from the Web for macerate
In matter of wrecks, it is the outer rocks that smash; it is the teeth of these ledges that tear timbers and macerate men.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day
Macerate about 20 grams of the sample after mixing with 30 to 40 cc.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants|Edwin M. Bruce
For those who macerate the body, and long to put on immortality, are only in a kind of dream.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
In favorable cases the membranes begin to macerate and the eyelids to soften after a few days.
Macerate for 10 days, shaking it occasionally; strain with expression, and filter.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Word Origin for macerate
late 15c., a back-formation from maceration or else from Latin maceratus, past participle of macerare "soften, make soft, soak, steep," related to maceria "garden wall," originally "of kneaded clay," from PIE *mak-ero-, suffixed form of root *mag- "to knead" (cf. Greek magis "kneaded mass, cake," mageus "one who kneads, baker;" Old Church Slavonic mazo "to anoint, smear;" Breton meza "to knead;" Middle Irish maistir "to churn"), also "to fashion, fit" (cf. make (v.)). Related: Macerated; macerating.