|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]|
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.