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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mac·er·ate /ˈmæsəˌret/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mac·er·ate /ˈmæsəˌret/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mac·er·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Macerated p. pr. & vb. n. Macerating.]
 1. To make lean; to cause to waste away. [Obs. or R.]
 2. To subdue the appetites of by poor and scanty diet; to mortify.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: separate into constituents by soaking
      2: become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of
         excessive soaking; "the tissue macerated in the water"
      3: soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to
         disintegrate as a result; "macerate peaches"; "the
         gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system"
      4: cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
         [syn: waste, emaciate]