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v. mar·i·nat·ed, mar·i·nat·ing, mar·i·nates
To soak (meat, for example) in a marinade.
To become marinated.
[Probably from Italian marinato, past participle of marinare, to marinate; see marinade.]
(Cookery) to soak in marinade
[C17: probably from Italian marinato, from marinare to pickle, ultimately from Latin marīnus marine]
v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to steep (food) in a marinade.
Past participle: marinated
To tenderize and flavor food before cooking by soaking it in a seasoned liquid.
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|Verb||1.||marinate - soak in marinade; "marinade herring"|
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
vt → marinieren