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intenerate

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verb in·ten·er·ate \in-ˈte-nə-ˌrāt\

Definition of intenerate

intenerated

intenerating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make tender :  soften

inteneration

play \-ˌte-nə-ˈrā-shən\ noun


Origin and Etymology of intenerate

2in- + Latin tener soft, tender — more at tender


First Known Use: 1576


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