|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]|
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.