marinate

verb mar·i·nate \ ˈmer-ə-ˌnāt , ˈma-rə- \
Updated on: 2 Feb 2018

Definition of marinate

marinated; marinating
transitive verb
: to steep (meat, fish, or vegetables) in a marinade
intransitive verb
: 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.

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Origin and Etymology of marinate

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


MARINATE Defined for English Language Learners

marinate

verb

Definition of marinate for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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