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macerate

 [mas´er-āt]
to soften by wetting or soaking.

mac·er·ate

(mas'ĕr-āt),
To soften by steeping or soaking.
[see maceration]

macerate

/mac·er·ate/ (mas´er-āt) to soften by wetting or soaking.

macerate

(măs′ə-rāt′)
v. macer·ated, macer·ating, macer·ates
v.tr.
1. To make soft by soaking or steeping in a liquid.
2. To separate into constituents by soaking.
3. To cause to become lean, usually by starvation; emaciate.
v.intr.
To become soft or separated into constituents by soaking: "allowed the juice and skins of the white grapes to macerate together overnight before pressing" (Gerald Asher).
n. (-ĭt)
A substance prepared or produced by macerating.

mac′er·a′tion n.
mac′er·a′tor, mac′er·at′er n.

macerate

[mas′ərāt]
Etymology: L, macerare, to soften
to soften something solid by wetting or soaking.

mac·er·ate

(mas'ěr-āt)
To soften by steeping or soaking.
See also: maceration

macerate

to cause to separate into parts by means of a digestive process, particular related to the separation of cells in tissues.

mac·er·ate

(mas'ěr-āt)
To soften by steeping or soaking.

macerate

to soften by wetting or soaking.
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Dilutions of bark macerates at 20 mg/mL were considered to be least effective as maximum time was consumed for death and paralysis at this concentration.
There was inverse relation between the quantity of macerates and the time taken for paralysis/death [25].
It could be assumed that secondary metabolites present in the macerates of plant could be accountable for the anthelmintic potential.
DMBQ and root macerate applied to Striga germlings resulting from seeds previously conditioned in water and treated with GR24 induced 49 and 40% haustoria, respectively (Table 10).
The results revealed that some bacterial s trains and isolates inhibited germination; some had no effects while other enhanced it (Tables 1-7), some bacterial strains and isolates had no effect on germination at high stimulant concentration, but they were inhibitory at low concentrations, haustorium initiation in response to DMBQ and sorghum root macerate were differentially influenced by bacterial s trains and isolates.