A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to punish oneself)
a. to mortify oneself
El fanático se maceraba para demostrar su devoción religiosa.The fanatic mortified himself to show his religious devotion.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (culinary)
a. to soak
No olvides macerar los garbanzos en agua durante 24 horas antes de cocinarlos.Do not forget to soak the chickpeas in water for 24 hours before you cook them.
b. to macerate
El cocinero mezcló las fresas con azúcar en un recipiente para macerarlas.The cook mixed the strawberries with sugar in a bowl to macerate them.
c. to marinate
La carne tenía un sabor único después de macerarla.The meat had a unique flavor after we marinated it.
d. to marinade
La salsa con la que se maceró la carne estaba hecha de miel.The sauce the meat was marinaded with was made with honey.
3. (to degrade)
a. to mortify
Los guardianes sádicos maceraban a los esclavos con insultos.The sadistic guards mortified the slaves with insults.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (culinary)
a. to soak, to macerate
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transitive verb
1 (Culin) [+fruta] to soak; macerate; [+carne] to marinate
2 (avergonzar) to mortify
pronominal verb
1 (Culin) [+fruta] to soak; macerate; [+carne] to marinate
se macera en vino
2 (mortificarse) to mortify o.s.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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