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intenerate

[in-ten-uh-reyt] /ɪnˈtɛn əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), intenerated, intenerating.
1.
to make soft or tender; soften.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; in-2 + Latin tener tender1 + -ate1
Related forms
inteneration, noun
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intenerate

/ɪnˈtɛnəˌreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (rare) to soften or make tender
Derived Forms
inteneration, noun
Word Origin
C16: from in-² + Latin tener delicate, tender1
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