(verb-transitive) To makesoft by soaking or steeping in a liquid.
(verb-transitive) To separate into constituents by soaking.
(verb-transitive) To cause to becomelean,usually by starvation;emaciate.
(verb-intransitive) To becomesoft or separated into constituents by soaking: "His winemaker allowed the juice and skins of the whitegrapes to maceratetogetherovernightbefore pressing” ( Gerald Asher).
(noun) A substanceprepared or produced by macerating.
Use "macerate" in a sentence
"For another take on maceration, Jeff Vandermeer, who is clearly some sort of over-achiever he probably was the kid with his hand up in class all the time has done his own bizarre take on the word macerate, along with every other word that was used by the anthology’s contributors."
"If it is sour fruit, you might want to add sugar to macerate a bit first."
"Stir the brown sugar into the sliced strawberries and let macerate at room temperature for half an hour or until juicy."