marinate

verb
mar·​i·​nate | \ˈmer-ə-ˌnāt, ˈma-rə-\
marinated; marinating

Definition of marinate 

transitive verb

: to steep (meat, fish, or vegetables) in a marinade

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Other Words from marinate

marination \ ˌmer-​ə-​ˈnā-​shən , ˌma-​rə-​ \ noun

Examples of marinate in a Sentence

The recipe says that you should marinate the chicken overnight. The chicken should be allowed to marinate overnight.

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Owner Juan Alfaro has been serving both Mexican and Peruvian food to hungry crowds of locals and visitors for over three decades, and no dish is more famous here than the excellent lomo saltado, well-marinated and perfectly seared in a large wok. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Best Peruvian Restaurants in Los Angeles," 26 June 2018 At this year's BBQ, Holmes will marinate her fake meat in the steak marinade her carnivore husband makes. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "In Defense of the Vegan Hot Dog," 4 July 2018 Place the bag in the refrigerator overnight or for up to 24 hours to marinate. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Asian-style Glazed Flank Steak," 2 July 2018 Casa Bonita’s prime Iowa skirt steak is aged 21 days and marinated for 48 hours in a special house seasoning. Donald Liebenson, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Casa Bonita in Libertyville," 8 July 2018 Sometimes tacos al pastor are merely seasoned with pineapple, used to marinate the meat. Alex Kiesig, idahostatesman, "'I love this city': Eat your way through the Capital City Public Market," 6 July 2018 Pour over green papaya and allow to marinate for 30 minutes. Christina Pérez, Vogue, "Vegetarian Grilling Ideas Sure To Impress Even The Judge-iest BBQ Guests," 3 July 2018 Add a big array of spices — cumin, coriander, turmeric, chile, and more — and leave overnight to marinate. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Get a skillet blazing hot and you can make Middle Eastern lamb shawarma at home," 28 May 2018 Set aside at room temperature to marinate for 1 - 2 hours. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Paula Wolfert's Indonesian Beef Satay (recipe)," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of marinate

circa 1645, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for marinate

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

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marinate

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English Language Learners 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

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