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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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British Dictionary definitions for marination

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 marination

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 marination

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.
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