Definition of malaxate in English:


Line breaks: mal|ax¦ate
Pronunciation: /ˈmaləkseɪt


[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'.

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