Definitions for marinateˈmær əˌneɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mar•i•nateˈmær əˌneɪt(v.t.)-nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to steep (food) in a marinade.
Origin of marinate:
1635–45; prob. < It marinato, ptp. of marinare to pickle. See marine , -ate1
soak in marinade
To allow a sauce or flavoring mixture to absorb into something; to steep or soak something in a marinade to flavor or prepare it for cooking.
You'll get a better flavour from the chicken if you marinate it first.
to salt or pickle, as fish, and then preserve in oil or vinegar; to prepare by the use of marinade
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