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English definition of “macerate”

macerate

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈmæs.ə.reɪt/ specialized us  
to leave food in a liquid so that it absorbs the liquid and becomes soft, or to become soft in this way: Mix together all the ingredients and leave them to macerate in the fridge overnight.
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