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
Examples from the Web for macerated
A portion of the flesh should be macerated in spirit as directed above.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope|John William Griffith
This cloth is not woven, but is made, like paper, of the macerated fibres of an inner bark spread out and beaten together.
The raspings were then passed between rollers, macerated in hot water, and well churned.The Atlantic Telegraph|William Howard Russell
Plants of a loose texture, that easily give out their Essential Oils, need not be comminuted, or macerated in water with Salt.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.|Pierre Joseph Macquer
The fresh plant is pounded to a pulp and macerated in two parts by weight of alcohol.
British Dictionary definitions for macerated
Word Origin for macerate
Word Origin and History for macerated
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.