maceration :

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  • n  softening due to soaking or steeping
  • n  extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

  • Tearing and what's called "maceration" of the rotator cuff are the most common causes of chronic shoulder pain in adult Americans.
  • That meant rejecting the common thermovinification technique (which he says homogenizes wines) in favor of a cold carbonic maceration that preserves freshness without added sulfites.
  • Appropriate tests of those ingredients made separately on the skins of volunteers demonstrated that, apart from maceration and mechanical injury, rosins, pitch and smoke-cured .

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