tenderize


ten·der·ize

transitive verb \ˈten-də-ˌrīz\

: to make (meat) softer before cooking it so that it is easier to cut and eat

ten·der·izedten·der·iz·ing

Full Definition of TENDERIZE

:  to make (meat or meat products) tender by applying a process or substance that breaks down connective tissue
ten·der·i·za·tion \ˌten-d(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
ten·der·iz·er \ˈten-də-ˌrī-zər\ noun

Examples of TENDERIZE

  1. The marinade helps to tenderize the meat.

First Known Use of TENDERIZE

1930

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