The macerated mass is placed in a suitable vessel and subjected to the action of an acid solution until digested.
It had been cut up, macerated, perhaps chewed; perhaps it had been also soaked with water.
A sternum must never be macerated, for it is so soft the cartilaginous framework would be entirely destroyed.
The macerated face of her aunt returned to her memory and made her shudder.
The material must be thoroughly freed from air, and macerated.
The sap contains a substance that gives a blue dye when the inner bark is macerated in water.
By a slow, patient process they had macerated their corn in it until it was fine enough for bread.
She indicated a bowlful of macerated bread-crumbs mixed with milk and butter, and liberally seasoned with pepper.
Salamandrine, an extract obtained from the macerated skin of the common red water-dog, is also violently toxic.
This substance is macerated in cold distilled water for some hours, pressed, and treated a second time in the same manner.
late 15c., a back-formation from maceration or else from Latin maceratus, past participle of macerare "soften, make soft, soak, steep," related to maceria "garden wall," originally "of kneaded clay," from PIE *mak-ero-, suffixed form of root *mag- "to knead" (cf. Greek magis "kneaded mass, cake," mageus "one who kneads, baker;" Old Church Slavonic mazo "to anoint, smear;" Breton meza "to knead;" Middle Irish maistir "to churn"), also "to fashion, fit" (cf. make (v.)). Related: Macerated; macerating.
macerate mac·er·ate (mās'ə-rāt')
v. mac·er·at·ed, mac·er·at·ing, mac·er·ates
To make soft by soaking or steeping in a liquid.
To separate into constituents by soaking.