intenerate


in·ten·er·ate

verb \in-ˈte-nə-ˌrāt\
in·ten·er·at·edin·ten·er·at·ing

Definition of INTENERATE

transitive verb
:  to make tender :  soften
in·ten·er·a·tion \-ˌte-nə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

Origin of INTENERATE

2in- + Latin tener soft, tender — more at tender
First Known Use: 1576

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