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English verb: macerate

1. macerate (change) separate into constituents by soaking

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)separate

Verb groupmacerate

2. macerate (change) become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking

SamplesThe tissue macerated in the water.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)soften

Verb groupmacerate

3. macerate (change) soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result

SamplesMacerate peaches.
The gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)soften

Entaildouse, dowse, drench, soak, sop, souse

4. macerate (change) cause to grow thin or weak

SamplesThe treatment emaciated him.

Synonymsemaciate, waste

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)debilitate, drain, enfeeble


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