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To soften by soaking in oil or water. Also: To break, tear or chop into bits.

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Usage examples (37)
  • In paper-making, you must macerate the fibers first in water and then in a blender.
  • macerate peaches
  • We let the berries macerate for about three hours.
  • Chill in the fridge to allow the fruit to macerate.
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  • This was the final winning word in the 1972 National Spelling Bee.
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