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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


Causeemaciate









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