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 for Macerating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Macerate \Mac"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Macerated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Macerating.] [L. maceratus, p. p. of macerare to
     make soft, weaken, enervate; cf. Gr. ? to knead.]
     1. To make lean; to cause to waste away. [Obs. or R.]
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     2. To subdue the appetites of by poor and scanty diet; to
        mortify. --Baker.
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     3. To soften by steeping in a liquid, with or without heat;
        to wear away or separate the parts of by steeping; as, to
        macerate animal or vegetable fiber.
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