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[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.
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verb (used with object), mar·i·nad·ed, mar·i·nad·ing.
  1. to marinate.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for marinading


noun (ˌmærɪˈneɪd)
  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
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verb (ˈmærɪˌneɪd)
  1. a variant of marinate
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Word Origin

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



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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