Definitions

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  • v. To soften, especially by kneading with the hands.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To soften; knead to softness.

Etymologies

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Latin malaxo ("I knead")

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  • "They're malaxating each other's ribs."

    Witch Grass by Raymond Queneau, translated by Barbara Wright, p 100 of the NYRB paperback

    November 6, 2010