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Definitions for marinate
ˈmær əˌneɪtmar·i·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marinade, marinateverb

    soak in marinade

    "marinade herring"


  1. marinateverb

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Marinateverb

    To salt fish, and then preserve them in oil or vinegar.

    Etymology: mariner, French.

    Why am I styl’d a cook, if I’m so loath
    To marinate my fish, or season broth. William King, Cookery.


  1. marinate

    Marinating is the process of soaking foods in a seasoned, often acidic, liquid before cooking. The origin of the word alludes to the use of brine (aqua marina or sea water) in the pickling process, which led to the technique of adding flavor by immersion in liquid. The liquid in question, the marinade, can be either acidic (made with ingredients such as vinegar, lemon juice, or wine) or enzymatic (made with ingredients such as pineapple, papaya, yogurt, or ginger), or have a neutral pH. In addition to these ingredients, a marinade often contains oils, herbs, and spices to further flavor the food items. It is commonly used to flavor foods and to tenderize tougher cuts of meat. The process may last seconds or days. Marinades vary between different cuisines. Marinating is similar to brining, except that brining generally does not involve a significant amount of acid. It is also similar to pickling, except that pickling is generally done for much longer periods, primarily as a means of food preservation, whereas marinating is usually only performed for a few hours to a day, generally as a means of enhancing the flavor of the food.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marinateverb

    to salt or pickle, as fish, and then preserve in oil or vinegar; to prepare by the use of marinade

  2. Etymology: [See Marine, and cf. Marinade.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. marinateverb

    To chill, hang out.

  2. marinateverb

    To think about something

  3. marinateverb

    The act of getting intoxicated.

  4. marinateverb

    To let something sink in.

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  1. animater

  2. natremia

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of marinate in a Sentence

  1. Raymond Zar:

    To procrastinate is to marinate. Or so we tell ourselves.

  2. Ash Fulk:

    For me, I like bringing lamb out to tailgates, i think lamb grills out fast, it's delicious and it's a little different than your classic tailgate items. Skirt steak is also one of my personal favorites. You marinate it, throw it in a Ziploc bag, total ghetto style, and it cooks real fast.

  3. De La Hoya:

    It’s interesting to see how long we’re going to take to build, the need for it to marinate just a bit, i like my meat medium rare. I’m not a guy who likes to over cook my meat.

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