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Definition of marinate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

marinate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈmærəˌneɪt//
 
(also marinade) [transitive, intransitive] marinate (something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they marinate
 
he / she / it marinates
 
past simple marinated
 
-ing form marinating
 
 
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if you marinate food or it marinates, you leave it in a marinade before cooking it
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