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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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British Dictionary definitions for tenderizer

tenderizer

/ˈtɛndəˌraɪzə/
noun
1.
a substance, such as the plant enzyme papain, rubbed onto meat to soften the fibres and make it more tender

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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