Definitions

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  • noun The act or process of making soft or supple.

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  • noun obsolete The act of making soft or supple.

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  • noun obsolete, rare The act of making soft or supple.

Etymologies

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Latin malacissare to make soft, Ancient Greek.

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  • the act of making something soft or supple: only used in seventeenth-century translations of Bacon, rendering his Latin malacissatio, from Greek μαλακ- "soft". The -iss- is apparently a variant of the Greek -iz- suffix.

    July 31, 2008