Definition of malaxate in English:

malaxate

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

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin malaxare, from Greek malassein 'make soft'.

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