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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“Malaxage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malaxage. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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