Definitions for "Macerate"
Keywords:  soak, soften, syrup, flavour, fastin
To soften by steeping in a liquid, with or without heat; to wear away or separate the parts of by steeping; as, to macerate animal or vegetable fiber.
To soak raw, dried or preserved fruit or vegetables in liquid to soften or absorb the flavour of the liquid.
To soak a fruit in a liquer or wine. This softens the fruit while releasing its juices and absorbing the macerating liquid's flavor. Back to the top
Keywords:  chop, shread, poultice, decoction, herb
To make, pour 500ml of cold water over 25g of herb and leave to stand overnight. Then strain and use as you would a decoction.
bruising of fibres during the beating process.
Macerate the herb by crushing, beating, chopping, tearing, etc to gain access to its cell structure. This will create a rapid release of the herbal chemical into the liquid. Macerated herbs are often applied directly on the skin as a poultice. Note that dried herbs may be used similarly.
To subdue the appetites of by poor and scanty diet; to mortify.
Keywords:  emaciated, weak, him, grow, thin
cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
Keywords:  lean, waste, cause
To make lean; to cause to waste away.