Maceration



[mas-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌmæs əˈreɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act or process of .
2.
a process in winemaking in which the crushed grape skins are left in the juice until they have imparted the desired color or the proper amount of tannins and aroma.
n.

late 15c., from Latin macerationem (nominative maceratio), noun of action from past participle stem of macerare (see macerate).

maceration mac·er·a·tion (mās’ə-rā’shən)
n.

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