macerated

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Macerate \Mac"er*ate\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Macerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Macerating}.] [L. maceratus, p. p. of macerare to make soft, weaken, enervate; cf. Gr. ? to knead.]

1. To make lean; to cause to waste away. [Obs. or R.] --Harvey.

2. To subdue the appetites of by poor and scanty diet; to mortify. --Baker.

3. To soften by steeping in a liquid, with or without heat; to wear away or separate the parts of by steeping; as, to macerate animal or vegetable fiber.


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