Definition of malaxate in English:

malaxate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Archaic
  • Soften (plaster or other material) by kneading or rubbing.

    • ‘As soon as it has been malaxated it is put into brown freestone pots.’
    • ‘The solution was facilitated by malaxating and frequently stirring the mixture.’
    • ‘Sprinkle half of the salt over them, and, with the hands malaxate them vigorously for fifteen minutes.’
    • ‘It was then malaxated and digested in cold aether.’
    • ‘This precipitate separated from the alcohol, did not adhere to the fingers, and could be malaxated like warm molasses candy.’
    pummel, work, pound, squeeze, wring, twist, crush, form, shape, mould, mix, blend
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin malaxare, from Greek malassein make soft.

Pronunciation:

malaxate

/ˈmaləkseɪt/