Malaxate
Malax Ma"lax, Malaxate Ma*lax"ate, v. t. [L. malaxare, malaxatum, cf. Gr. ?, fr. malako`s soft: cf. F. malaxer.] To soften by kneading or stirring with some thinner substance. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • malaxate — verb To soften, especially by kneading with the hands. Syn: malax …   Wiktionary

  • malaxate — mal·ax·ate (malґək sāt) to knead, as in making pills …   Medical dictionary

  • malaxate — malax·ate …   English syllables

  • malaxate — ˈmaləkˌsāt, məˈlak transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin malaxatus, past participle of malaxare : to soften and incorporate (as plaster, clay, or drug ingredients of pills) by rubbing, kneading, or rolling, and simultaneously mixing with …   Useful english dictionary

  • malaxator — ˈmaləkˌsād.ə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: malaxate + or : one that malaxates; especially : a machine or mill for grinding, kneading, or stirring into a pasty mass * * * malˈaxātor noun A kneading or grinding machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malax — Ma lax, Malaxate Ma*lax ate, v. t. [L. malaxare, malaxatum, cf. Gr. ?, fr. malako s soft: cf. F. malaxer.] To soften by kneading or stirring with some thinner substance. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malaxator — noun An agent used to malaxate something, e.g. butter, oil …   Wiktionary

  • malax — verb To malaxate …   Wiktionary

  • malax —   v.t. soften by kneading or diluting.    ♦ malaxage, n. such softening of clay.    ♦ malaxate, v.t.    ♦ malaxation,    ♦ malaxator, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • malax — ˈmāˌlaks, məˈl transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ es) Etymology: Middle English malaxen, from Latin malaxare to soften, from Greek malaxai, aor. infin. of malassein, from malakos soft more at malac : malaxate …   Useful english dictionary

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