maceration

Definitions of maceration
  1. noun
    extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
    synonyms: boniness, bonyness, emaciation, gauntness
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    type of:
    leanness, spareness, thinness
    the property of having little body fat
  2. noun
    softening due to soaking or steeping
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    type of:
    softening
    the process of becoming softer
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