malaxage

noun
malax·age | \ˈmāˌlaksij, məˈl-\
plural -s

Definition of malaxage 

: the act or process of softening a material (as clay) by moistening and working it

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History and Etymology for malaxage

French, from malaxer to malaxate, knead (from Latin malaxare) + -age

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