marinate

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmærɪneɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmærəˌneɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(marə nāt′)

Inflections of 'marinate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
marinates
v 3rd person singular
marinating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
marinated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
marinated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mar•i•nate /ˈmærəˌneɪt/USA pronunciation   v.,  -nat•ed, -nat•ing. 
  1. Food(of food) to (cause to) be soaked in a marinade: [+ object]Marinate the stew meat overnight.[no object]Allow the meat to marinate overnight.
mar•i•na•tion /ˌmærəˈneɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mar•i•nate  (marə nāt′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -nat•ed, -nat•ing. 
  1. Foodto steep (food) in a marinade.
mar′i•nation, n. 
  • Italian marinato, past participle of marinare to pickle. See marine, -ate1
  • probably 1635–45

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
marinate /ˈmærɪˌneɪt/ vb
  1. to soak in marinade
Etymology: 17th Century: probably from Italian marinato, from marinare to pickle, ultimately from Latin marīnus marine

ˌmariˈnation n
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