verb[with object] archaic
Soften (plaster or other material) by kneading or rubbing.
More example sentences
- This precipitate separated from the alcohol, did not adhere to the fingers, and could be malaxated like warm molasses candy.
- It was then malaxated and digested in cold aether.
- The solution was facilitated by malaxating and frequently stirring the mixture.
late Middle English: from Latin malaxare, from Greek malassein 'make soft'.