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marinade

[ noun mar-uh-neyd; verb mar-uh-neyd ]
/ noun ˌmær əˈneɪd; verb ˈmær əˌneɪd /
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noun

a seasoned liquid, usually of vinegar or wine with oil, herbs, spices, etc., in which meat, fish, vegetables, etc., are steeped before cooking.
meat, fish, vegetables, etc., steeped in it.

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

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RELATED WORDS

vinegar, bathe, brine, pickle, immerse, steep, saline, blue, drink, deep, ocean, alkali, preservative, season, souse, salt, keep, cure, can

Nearby words

marilyn, marimba, marin, marin, john, marina, marinade, marinara, marinate, marinduque, marine, marine archaeology

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 marin marine
Can be confusedmarinade marinate
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marinade


noun (ˌmærɪˈneɪd)

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

verb (ˈmærɪˌneɪd)

a variant of marinate

Word Origin for marinade

C17: from French, from Spanish marinada, from marinar to pickle in brine, marinate
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Word Origin and History for marinade

marinade


n.

1704, from French marinade "spiced vinegar or brine for pickling," from mariner "to pickle" (see marinate). As a verb from 1680s. Related: Marinaded; marinading.

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