Malaxation Mal`ax*a"tion, n. [L. malaxatio: cf. F. malaxation.] The act of softening by mixing with a thinner substance; the formation of ingredients into a mass for pills or plasters. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Malaxation — Malaxation, a stage in olive oil extraction, is the action of slowly churning or mixing milled olives, typically for 20 to 40 minutes. The churning allows the smaller droplets of oil released by the milling process to aggregate and be more easily …   Wikipedia

  • malaxation — [malaksɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. 1829; attestation isolée, déb. XVIIe; de malaxer. ❖ ♦ Techn. ou littér. Action de malaxer; résultat de cette action. 0 Une seconde opération commença (…) qui consista, à l aide de nouvelles malaxations chimiques, à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • malaxation — softening, 1650s, from L.L. malaxationem (nom. malaxatio), noun of action from pp. stem of malaxare to soften, mollify, from Gk. malassein to make soft, related to malakos soft (see MALLET (Cf. mallet)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • malaxation — ˌmaləkˈsāshən, məˌlakˈs noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin malaxation , malaxatio act of softening, from Latin malaxatus + ion , io ion 1. : the act or process of reducing to a soft mass by malaxating 2. : the process by which parasitic and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • malaxation — noun The act of softening a mass by malaxating …   Wiktionary

  • malaxation — 1. Formation of ingredients into a mass for pills and plasters. 2. A kneading process in massage. [L. malaxo, pp. atus, to soften] * * * mal·ax·a·tion (mal″ək saґshən) [Gr. malaxis a softening] an act of kneading …   Medical dictionary

  • malaxation — (ma la ksa sion) s. f. Action de malaxer …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Malaxation — Ma|la|xa|ti|on die; , en <aus gleichbed. lat. malaxatio zu malaxare, vgl. ↑malaxieren> (veraltet) Erweichung …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • malaxation — malax·a·tion …   English syllables

  • Olive oil extraction — An olive mill and an olive press dating from Roman times in Capernaum, Israel. Olive oil extraction is the process of extracting the oil present in the olive drupes for food use. The oil is produced in the mesocarp cells, and stored in a… …   Wikipedia

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