transitive verb-·nat·ed, -·nat·ing
Origin of marinatefrom Italian marinato, past participle of marinare, to pickle in brine from marino from Classical Latin marinus: see marine
verbmar·i·nat·ed, mar·i·nat·ing, mar·i·nates
Origin of marinateProbably from Italian marinato past participle of marinare to marinate ; see marinade .
(third-person singular simple present marinates, present participle marinating, simple past and past participle marinated)
Probably from Italian marinare, marinate or pickle.