tenderize

verb ten·der·ize \ ˈten-də-ˌrīz \

Definition of tenderize

tenderized; tenderizing
transitive verb
:to make (meat or meat products) tender by applying a process or substance that breaks down connective tissue

tenderization

play \ˌten-d(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

tenderizer

play \ˈten-də-ˌrī-zər\ noun

Examples of tenderize in a Sentence

  1. The marinade helps to tenderize the meat.

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First Known Use of tenderize

1930


TENDERIZE Defined for English Language Learners

tenderize

verb

Definition of tenderize for English Language Learners

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



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