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tenderize

[ten-duh-rahyz] /ˈtɛn dəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), tenderized, tenderizing.
1.
to make (meat) tender, as by pounding or by a chemical process or treatment.
Also, especially British, tenderise.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; tender1 + -ize
Related forms
tenderization, noun
tenderizer, noun
untenderized, adjective
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Examples for tenderize
  • Sprinkle the slices with lemon juice and pound them with a mallet to tenderize them.
  • Marinating venison enhances the flavor, moisturizes and helps tenderize the meat.
  • Meat and poultry can be marinated for several hours or days to tenderize or add flavor.
  • Marinades are used to tenderize and flavor the jerky before dehydrating it.
  • tenderize meat with a mallet, pounding flour mixture into meat.
  • In the other, the vitamin's toxic characteristics are being used to tenderize beef.
  • Some recipes advise marinating meat and poultry for several hours or days, either to tenderize or add flavor.
  • In addition, moist heat helps to break down connective tissue, so it can tenderize tougher cuts of meat.
  • One of them is if you soak venison in vinegar it will tenderize it.
  • Some recipes state to marinate meat and poultry for several hours or days, either to tenderize or add flavor.
British Dictionary definitions for tenderize

tenderize

/ˈtɛndəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make (meat) tender by pounding it to break down the fibres, by steeping it in a marinade, or by treating it with a tenderizer
Derived Forms
tenderization, tenderisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for tenderize
v.

1733, from tender + -ize. Specifically of food, recorded by 1935, originally American English. Related: Tenderized; tenderizing.

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