|1.||to soften or separate or be softened or separated as a result of soaking|
|2.||to break up or cause to break up by soaking: macerated peaches|
|3.||to become or cause to become thin|
|[C16: from Latin mācerāre to soften]|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
maceration mac·er·a·tion (mās'ə-rā'shən)
Softening by soaking in a liquid.
Softening of the tissues after death by autolysis, especially of a stillborn fetus.