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
Examples of marinate in a sentence
The recipe says that you should marinate the chicken overnight.
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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