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Definition of tenderize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tenderize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈtendəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtendəraɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tenderize
BrE BrE//ˈtendəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtendəraɪz//
 
he / she / it tenderizes
BrE BrE//ˈtendəraɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtendəraɪzɪz//
 
past simple tenderized
BrE BrE//ˈtendəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtendəraɪzd//
 
past participle tenderized
BrE BrE//ˈtendəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtendəraɪzd//
 
-ing form tenderizing
BrE BrE//ˈtendəraɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtendəraɪzɪŋ//
 
Preparing food
 
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tenderize something to make meat softer and easier to cut and eat by preparing it in a particular way See related entries: Preparing food
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tenderize