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Daemon
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macerate

(verb) To make soft, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result.

Synonyms: soften

Usage: The stale bread was left to macerate in a bowl of milk for a few hours.
Joy Frohlich
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This word is sometimes used in the sense of a kitchen or toilet waste disposal system, especially in large blocks of flats, each flat will have a macerater.
Irma Crespo
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MACERATE.- (VERB). pulp, pulpify; masticate mash, smash, squash, squish, crush. One method used to make vine is maceration of the by macerating the grapes.
Wagner Douglas
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From Urban Dictionary:


"maceration
1.To make soft by soaking or steeping in a liquid.

2.To separate into constituents by soaking.

3.To cause to become lean, usually by starvation; emaciate.
“His winemaker allowed the juice and skins of the white grapes to macerate together overnight before pressing”
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i soften my day old bread with olive oil before i had a pasta
johnfl
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You macerate my tools with hydraulics and pneumatics principles. An example would be the opposite of beam me up scotty.
vickey palzor lepcha
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nice - good to know that there are words for such stuffs too
monamagda
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When you macerate something, you soften it by soaking it in a liquid, often while you're cooking or preparing food.

To macerate strawberries, all you have to do is sprinkle sugar on them, which draws out their juices so they become soft and sweet and deliciously saucy. Macerate is sometimes also used to mean "cause to grow thin or weak," or in other words, to make someone feel like a soft, squishy strawberry.

* Separate into constituents by soaking
Type of: Separate - divide into components or constituents

* Become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking

“the tissue macerated in the water”
Type of: Soften - become soft or softer


http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/macerate
Fredric Frank Myers
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I have been told to macerate my personality more times then I'd like to remember; but most times those that told me this, were correct.
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