Maceration vs Infusion - What's the difference?

maceration | infusion |

As nouns the difference between maceration and infusion

is that maceration is maceration while infusion is tea (infusion made from herbs).




(en noun)
  • The act or process of macerating.
  • * The Armored Dinosaurs edited by Kenneth Carpenter 2001 google print ref
  • ... proposed that the small size of the teeth ... implied that most of the maceration of the food occurred after swallowing.


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    (en noun)
  • A product consisting of a liquid which has had other ingredients steeped in it to extract useful qualities.
  • An extract of rooibos and chamomile makes a refreshing infusion .
  • The act of steeping or soaking a substance in liquid so as to extract medicinal or herbal qualities.
  • The act of installing a quality into a person.
  • * 1602 : , act V scene 1
  • [...] but in the verity of extolment / I take him to be a soul of great article and his infusion / of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of / him, his semblable in his mirror, and who else would / trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.
  • (obsolete) The act of dipping into a fluid.