Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To soak (meat, for example) in a marinade.
  • intransitive verb To become marinated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To salt or pickle, as fish, and then preserve in oil or vinegar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To salt or pickle, as fish, and then preserve in oil or vinegar; to prepare (food) by the use of marinade.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To allow a sauce or flavoring mixture to absorb into something; to steep or soak something in a marinade to flavor or prepare it for cooking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb soak in marinade

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from Italian marinato, past participle of marinare, to marinate; see marinade.]

Examples

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  • I have always regarded this word as a logical companion to vegetate. So where slacking around doing nothing on land is vegetating, slacking around frolicking in the pool (or other body of water) would be marinating.

    April 3, 2008

  • I am adopting this usage, frindley

    April 3, 2008

  • Excellent. Consider it pilfered.

    April 3, 2008