maceration

[ mas-uh-rey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF maceration

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He prayed, fasted, went through a course of maceration of the body.

Fleshy coverings of hard and bony seeds may be removed by maceration.

The maceration of different portions of the skeleton is produced by water.

We obtained them in enormous abundance in a maceration of fish.

For the production of the huile and pomade they are treated by maceration.

They are treated by maceration and enfleurage, chiefly the latter.

The flowers are not there treated for the otto, but are submitted to a process of maceration in fat or oil, ten kilos.

Dopplerite, dop′ler-īt, n. a substance derived from the maceration of peat.

After that, the gloom of his people settled down upon him, and the gospel of maceration began its work.

If the prescribed directions be duly attended to, the process of maceration is unexceptionable.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Latin macerationem (nominative maceratio), noun of action from past participle stem of macerare (see macerate).

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softening

nounprocess to make softer
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