- [verb] separate into constituents by soaking
- [verb] become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking; "the tissue macerated in the water"
- [verb] soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result; "macerate peaches"; "the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system"
- [verb] cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
Synonyms: waste, emaciate
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