verb (used with object), mac·er·at·ed, mac·er·at·ing.
verb (used without object), mac·er·at·ed, mac·er·at·ing.
Origin of macerate
Synonyms for macerate
Examples from the Web for macerate
Historical Examples of macerate
They put some gum in the water in which they macerate the raggs.Bookbinding, and the Care of Books
They put some gum in the water in which they macerate the rags.The Diary of John Evelyn, Volume II (of 2)
It is not advisable to macerate more than 50 grams in one operation.Alcoholic Fermentation
Macerate about 20 grams of the sample after mixing with 30 to 40 cc.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants
Edwin M. Bruce
These two drugs have the power to macerate dry, hard tissues.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
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.