Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb macerate

4 senses of macerate

Sense 1
macerate -- (separate into constituents by soaking)
       => separate -- (divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff")

Sense 2
macerate -- (become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking; "the tissue macerated in the water")
       => soften -- (become soft or softer; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it")

Sense 3
macerate -- (soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result; "macerate peaches"; "the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system")
       => soften -- (make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry")

Sense 4
waste, emaciate, macerate -- (cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him")
       => enfeeble, debilitate, drain -- (make weak; "Life in the camp drained him")

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