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marinate

[mar-uh-neyt] /ˈmær əˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), marinated, marinating.
1.
to steep (food) in a marinade.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; probably < Italian marinato, past participle of marinare to pickle. See marine, -ate1
Related forms
marination, noun
Can be confused
marinade, marinate.
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Examples from the web for marinate
  • The sufferers marinate in those thoughts without resolution and create misery for everyone around them.
  • marinate in half the sauce for half an hour to two hours.
  • Add a little olive oil and use to marinate fish, shrimp, or chicken before grilling.
  • But if your goal is to marinate in the distilled essence of can-do globalism, this is a glum year in which to do it.
  • Let marinate for a while, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place on a platter uncovered in the fridge to marinate.
  • And on the web, fringe believers can always find each other and marinate in their own illusions.
  • If you do, use ice-cold water instead of warm and marinate the shrimp in the refrigerator.
  • If a flavor can be verdant, here it is: the heady soul of a plant with leaves that marinate in sunlight.
  • marinate meat and poultry in a covered dish in the refrigerator.
British Dictionary definitions for marinate

marinate

/ˈmærɪˌneɪt/
verb
1.
to soak in marinade
Derived Forms
marination, noun
Word Origin
C17: probably from Italian marinato, from marinare to pickle, ultimately from Latin marīnusmarine
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Word Origin and History for marinate
v.

1640s, from French mariner "to pickle in (sea) brine," from Old French marin (adj.) "of the sea," from Latin marinus (see marine (adj.)). Related: Marinated; marinating.

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Slang definitions & phrases for marinate

marinate

verb

To think about something or to wait for something to happen: Let me marinate on that idea


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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