marinate

verb
mar·​i·​nate | \ ˈmer-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce marinate (audio) , 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 How to pronounce marination (audio) , 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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This grilled tenderloin was tender and supremely juicy, nothing close to stringy as a result of being marinated in plastic for far too long. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "I’m Sick and Tired of People Hating on Pork Tenderloin," 12 June 2018 In slow cooker bowl, combine pork shoulder with soy mixture (marinate in refrigerator overnight if desired). The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps," 3 Sep. 2015 Dishes include a smoked duck dashi soup with pine, roasted pumpkin topped in homemade ricotta and kombu algae, and yellowtail sashimi marinated in soy, ginger, and lemony yuzu. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to the Little Tokyo of Mexico City," 23 Jan. 2019 Chicken breasts marinated in buttermilk are breaded with cornflake cereal, flour and eggs. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "10 cereal dishes that take childhood favorites out of the breakfast bowl," 6 July 2018 Even a block of feta marinated with wild oregano and caper leaves seems like a revelation. Houston Chronicle, "Alison Cook's Top 10 Houston restaurants," 10 May 2018 Serve shrimp warm, with lettuce leaves, fresh herbs, marinated cucumbers, lime wedges and rice, if serving, on the side. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Let This Recipe Host Your Next Dinner Party," 7 Sep. 2018 One of the big problems for us with everything is these artifacts have been soaking and marinating in the seawater for years and years and years. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Tiny magnets will escort ions out of rare material from a shipwreck," 24 Aug. 2018 Each lotion is applied and then left to marinate for about 10 minutes. Sable Yong, Allure, "I Got a Lash Lift — Which Is Basically a Perm For Your Eyelashes," 23 July 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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