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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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20 /PRNewswire/ -- The one-piece, wall-hung Sanistar Macerating Toilet System from SFA Saniflo Inc.
But instead of routing the flush water through a drain in the floor, the macerating system moves it to a special pump box, usually located on the floor between the toilet and the wall.
This simple and cost-effective alternative to conventional plumbing is ideal for basement renovations and other home-improvement projects, but only one manufacturer makes a macerating toilet system: SFA Saniflo Inc.
Properly sized, a Saniflo macerating system can handle all the fixtures in a bathroom, including the sink, shower, tub and toilet -- even on a septic system.
Saniflo macerating systems are available to do-it-yourselfers at hardware stores and can be purchased through plumbing wholesalers and contractors.
Its unique design prevents contact of the graft wall with the macerating unit.