Definition of tenderize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

tenderize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈtɛndəˌraɪz//
 
tenderize somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tenderize
 
he / she / it tenderizes
 
past simple tenderized
 
-ing form tenderizing
 
 
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to make meat softer and easier to cut and eat by preparing it in a particular way
tenderizernoun
 
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See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tenderize