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  1. macerate

    • IPA[ˈmasəˌrāt]

    美式

    • v.
      (especially with reference to food) soften or become softened by soaking in a liquid;cause to grow thinner or waste away, especially by fasting
    • verb: macerate, 3rd person present: macerates, gerund or present participle: macerating, past tense: macerated, past participle: macerated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. (especially with reference to food) soften or become softened by soaking in a liquid macerate the mustard seeds in vinegar the fruit was allowed to macerate before fermentation
    • 2. archaic cause to grow thinner or waste away, especially by fasting these men lodged in tombs and macerated themselves with fasting