malaxation

n.

"softening," 1650s, from Late Latin malaxationem (nominative malaxatio), noun of action from past participle stem of malaxare "to soften, mollify," from Greek malassein "to make soft," related to malakos "soft" (see mallet).

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Historical Examples of malaxation

  • In the third, only one sting was given, but the malaxation was prolonged and severe.

    Wasps

    George W. Peckham

  • In the third, only one sting was given but the malaxation was prolonged and severe.


malaxation in Medicine

malaxation

[măl′ək-sāshən]
n.
  1. The formation of ingredients into a mass for pills and plasters.
  2. A kneading technique in massage.
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