[ mas-uh-rey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act or process of macerating.

  2. a process in winemaking in which the crushed grape skins are left in the juice until they have imparted the desired color or the proper amount of tannins and aroma.

Origin of maceration

1485–95; <Latin mācerātiōn-, stem of mācerātiō;see macerate, -ion

Other words from maceration

  • self-mac·er·a·tion, noun

Words Nearby maceration Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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