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marinate

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verb mar·i·nate \ˈmer-ə-ˌnāt, ˈma-rə-\

Simple Definition of marinate

  • : to put meat or fish in a sauce for a period of time to add flavor or to make the meat or fish more tender : to soak in a marinade

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of marinate

marinated

marinating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to steep (meat, fish, or vegetables) in a marinade

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become marinated

marination

play \ˌmer-ə-ˈnā-shən, ˌma-rə-\ noun

Examples of marinate in a sentence

  1. The recipe says that you should marinate the chicken overnight.

  2. The chicken should be allowed to marinate overnight.



Origin and Etymology of marinate

probably from Italian marinato, past participle of marinare to marinate, from marino


First Known Use: circa 1645


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