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Maceration

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Macerátion. n.s. [maceration, French; from macerate.]

  1. The act of wasting, or making lean.

  2. Mortification; corporal hardship.

  3. Maceration is an infusion either with or without heat, wherein the ingredients are intended to be almost wholly dissolved. Quincy.

    The saliva serves for a maceration and dissolution of the meat into a chyle. Ray on Creation.

Sources: Quincy, John (60) · Ray, John (59)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Maceration." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 7, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2530.


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