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Soften (plaster or other material) by kneading or rubbing.
pummel, work, pound, squeeze, wring, twist, crush, form, shape, mould, mix, blendView synonyms
- ‘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.’
Late Middle English: from Latin malaxare, from Greek malassein make soft.
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