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English definition of “marinate”

marinate

verb [I or T] (also marinade /ˌmær.ɪˈneɪd/) /ˈmær.ɪ.neɪt/
to pour a marinade over meat or fish; to be left in a marinade: Marinate the chicken in white wine for a couple of hours before frying. Leave the meat to marinate in the fridge overnight.
(Definition of marinate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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