Synonyms of 'macerate'
I like to macerate the food in liqueur for a few minutes before serving.
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If you infuse things such as tea leaves or herbs, or allow them to infuse, you put them in hot water for some time so that the water absorbs their flavour. You can also infuse things in other liquids.
teas made by infusing the roots of herbs
If you mash food that is solid but soft, you crush it so that it forms a soft mass.
Mash the bananas with a fork.
Thesaurus for macerate from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you macerate food , or if it macerates , you soak it in a liquid for a period of time so that it absorbs the liquid.