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1. macerate

verb. soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result.

Synonyms

  • soak
  • souse
  • soften
  • drench
  • dowse
  • sop

Antonyms

  • enliven
  • stay
  • stand
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • maceratus (Latin)

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2. macerate

verb. cause to grow thin or weak.

Synonyms

  • drain
  • waste
  • enfeeble
  • debilitate

Antonyms

  • ignite
  • undercharge
  • cool
  • sharpen

Etymology

  • maceratus (Latin)

3. macerate

verb. become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking.

Antonyms

  • fill

Etymology

  • maceratus (Latin)

4. macerate

verb. separate into constituents by soaking.

Antonyms

  • inactivity

Etymology

  • maceratus (Latin)

Example sentences of the word macerate


1. Noun, singular or mass
Let this mixture macerate for 15 minutes, then bring it to a boil over high heat.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Like marinades need acid, you must use sugar when you macerate fruit.

3. Verb, base form
Soursop pulp is thick and meaty, so you will have to macerate it to get as much juice out as possible.

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