[ noun mar-uh-neyd; verb mar-uh-neyd ]
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  1. a seasoned liquid, usually of vinegar or wine with oil, herbs, spices, etc., in which meat, fish, vegetables, etc., are steeped before cooking.

  2. meat, fish, vegetables, etc., steeped in it.

verb (used with object),mar·i·nad·ed, mar·i·nad·ing.

Origin of marinade

1675–85; <French <Provençal marinado, noun use of feminine past participle of mariná to cure meat or fish in brine, verbal derivative of marinmarine

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British Dictionary definitions for marinade


  1. a spiced liquid mixture of oil, wine, vinegar, herbs, etc, in which meat or fish is soaked before cooking

  2. meat or fish soaked in this liquid

  1. a variant of marinate

Origin of marinade

C17: from French, from Spanish marinada, from marinar to pickle in brine, marinate

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