transitive verb
malax·​ate | \ ˈmaləkˌsāt, məˈlak-\

Definition of malaxate

: to soften and incorporate (as plaster, clay, or drug ingredients of pills) by rubbing, kneading, or rolling, and simultaneously mixing with a thinner substance

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History and Etymology for malaxate

Latin malaxatus, past participle of malaxare

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