Marination

marinate

[mar-uh-neyt]
verb (used with object), marinated, marinating.
to steep (food) in a marinade.

Origin:
1635–45; probably < Italian marinato, past participle of marinare to pickle. See marine, -ate1

marination, noun

marinade, marinate.
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marinate (ˈmærɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
to soak in marinade
 
[C17: probably from Italian marinato, from marinare to pickle, ultimately from Latin marīnusmarine]
 
mari'nation
 
n

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marinate
c.1645, from Fr. mariner "to pickle in (sea) brine," from O.Fr. marin (adj.) "of the sea," from L. marinus (see marine).
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marinate definition


  1. n.
    to wait calmly for something to happen. : I'll just sit here and marinate until you figure out what you want us to do.
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