Mac"er*ate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Macerated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Macerating.] [L. maceratus, p. p. of macerare to make soft, weaken, enervate; cf. Gr. to knead.]

1.

To make lean; to cause to waste away.

[Obs. or R.]

Harvey.

2.

To subdue the appetites of by poor and scanty diet; to mortify.

Baker.

3.

To soften by steeping in a liquid, with or without heat; to wear away or separate the parts of by steeping; as, to macerate animal or vegetable fiber.

 

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