[ ten-duh-rahyz ]
/ ˈtɛn dəˌraɪz /
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.
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Also especially British, ten·der·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM tenderizeten·der·i·za·tion, nounten·der·iz·er, nounun·ten·der·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tenderize
/ (ˈtɛndəˌraɪz) /
(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
Derived forms of tenderizetenderization or tenderisation, noun
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