The word “macerate” has 3 syllables: ma-cer-ate.

It's pronounced as /ˈmæsəˌreɪt/.

What is synonym and antonym for macerate?

In the thesaurus, “macerate” has 3 synonyms and 3 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for macerate along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for macerate

  • drown
  • saturate
  • soak

Antonyms for macerate

  • dehydrate
  • drain
  • dry

Meanings of macerate

  • noun
    1. A macerated substance.
  • verb
    1. To soften (something) or separate it into pieces by soaking it in a heated or unheated liquid.
    2. To make lean; to cause to waste away.
    3. To subdue the appetite by poor or scanty diet; to mortify.
    4. To mortify the flesh in general.

Example Sentences

  • The chef instructed his team to macerate the berries to enhance the dessert's flavor.
  • Gardeners often choose to macerate compost materials to speed up the decomposition process.
  • Before brewing, the coffee beans underwent a careful process to macerate and develop their rich taste.
  • In winemaking, vintners may choose to macerate the grape skins for a prolonged period to extract maximum color and tannins.
  • The herbalist recommended patients macerate certain herbs to create potent infusions for therapeutic purposes.

On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to macerate, such as: dehydrate, drain, drown, dry, saturate, soak.

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