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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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 Lime and Cilantro Shrimp Monn's prepared shrimp cocktail is marinated in lime and cilantro and then garnished with avocado and carrot zest. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How To Shop Costco Like a Millionaire," 1 Apr. 2012 Allow to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes. House Beautiful, "Ginger Marinated Heirloom Tomato with Watermelon, Burrata, and Arugula," 12 May 2011 The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen recommends marinating the chicken for up to 2 hours. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Grilled Chicken Sliders," 27 July 2018 But the Tree of Life shooter had marinated in similar online alt-right forums as the ones from which our threats emerged. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "My Jewish wedding was the day of the Pittsburgh shooting. Anti-Semites threatened it.," 2 Nov. 2018 When the oxtail has marinated: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 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

verb

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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