- sense 1: separate into constituents by soaking
- sense 2: become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking; "the tissue macerated in the water"
- sense 3: soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result; "macerate peaches"; "the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system"
- sense 4: cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
- waste emaciate macerate
- enfeeble debilitate drain