Definition of marinate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

marinate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmærɪneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmærɪneɪt//
 
(also marinade)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they marinate
BrE BrE//ˈmærɪneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmærɪneɪt//
 
he / she / it marinates
BrE BrE//ˈmærɪneɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmærɪneɪts//
 
past simple marinated
BrE BrE//ˈmærɪneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmærɪneɪtɪd//
 
past participle marinated
BrE BrE//ˈmærɪneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmærɪneɪtɪd//
 
-ing form marinating
BrE BrE//ˈmærɪneɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmærɪneɪtɪŋ//
 
Preparing food
 
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[transitive, intransitive] marinate (something) if you marinate food or it marinates, you leave it in a marinade before cooking it See related entries: Preparing food Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Italian marinare ‘pickle in brine’, or from French mariner (from marine ‘brine’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: marinate