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macerate

 [mas´er-āt]
to soften by wetting or soaking.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mac·er·ate

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

(mas'ěr-āt)
To soften by steeping or soaking.
See also: maceration
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

macerate

to cause to separate into parts by means of a digestive process, particular related to the separation of cells in tissues.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

mac·er·ate

(mas'ěr-āt)
To soften by steeping or soaking.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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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].
The selected oil macerate samples were dissolved in hexane (1 g of oil in 5 mL solvent) and extracted three times with 3 mL aqueous methanol (V(C[H.sub.3]OH): V([H.sub.2]O) = 80: 20), and finally, the extract was made up to 10 mL with redistilled water and left to stand overnight.
From the UV-Vis spectrum of final product in cyclohexane solution, one can roughly predict an increase in polyphenolic compounds of the measured macerate sample.
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.