marinate

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verb mar·i·nate \ˈmer-ə-ˌnāt, ˈma-rə-\

Definition of marinate

marinated

marinating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to steep (meat, fish, or vegetables) in a marinade

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of marinate

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


First Known Use: circa 1645


MARINATE Defined for English Language Learners

marinate

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verb mar·i·nate \ˈmer-ə-ˌnāt, ˈma-rə-\

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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