macerate
[ mas-uh-reyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Mid 16th century; Latin from Latin macerat- 'made soft, soaked', from macerare 'to soften'
Synonyms
  • emaciate
  • saturate
  • mash
  • permeate
Antonyms
  • dehydrate
  • dry
Definition
to soften or separate into parts by steeping in a liquid
Example
A) The recipe called for the dried fruit to be macerated. B) She is going to macerate the vegetables in vinegar.
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