Meaning of “marinade” in the English Dictionary

"marinade" in British English

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marinadenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌmær.ɪˈneɪd/ us /ˌmer.ɪˈneɪd/

a mixture, usually containing oil, wine, or vinegar and herbs and spices, that you pour over fish or meat before it is cooked, in order to add flavour to it or make it tender:

Pour the marinade over the beef and leave it for 24 hours.

marinadeverb [ I or T ]

/ˈmær.ɪ.neɪd/ /ˈmer.ə.neɪd/

(Definition of “marinade” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)