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Old October 03, 2012, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by JPablo View Post
Would "marinated" be valid here as well?
Not necessarily.

To macerate something is to soften or break it down by soaking it in a liquid. The focus is on the softening or breaking down.

To marinate food is to soak it in a marinade for the purpose of flavoring or softening it. A marinade is specifically a mixture of vinager (or sometimes another acidic liquid such a the juice of a citrus fruit), oil, and herbs or spices. Adding to the flavor of the food is an important part of marinating it.
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