verb (used with object), ten·der·ized, ten·der·iz·ing.
to make (meat) tender, as by pounding or by a chemical process or treatment.
mitigate, thaw, abate, relax, modify, ease, lessen, lower, melt, temper, relent, lighten, alleviate, dissolve, diminish, mellow, moderate, cushion, weaken, moisten
Also especially British, ten·der·ise.
Origin of tenderize
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(tr) 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
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