intenerate

verb
in·​ten·​er·​ate | \ in-ˈte-nə-ˌrāt How to pronounce intenerate (audio) \
intenerated; intenerating

Definition of intenerate

transitive verb

: to make tender : soften

Other Words from intenerate

inteneration \ in-​ˌte-​nə-​ˈrā-​shən How to pronounce inteneration (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of intenerate

1576, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for intenerate

in- entry 2 + Latin tener soft, tender — more at tender entry 1

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“Intenerate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inteneration. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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