Intenerated
Intenerate In*ten"er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intenerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intenerating}.] [Pref. in- in + L. tener soft, tender. See {Tender}, a.] To make tender or sensitive; to soften. [1913 Webster]

Fear intenerates the heart. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

So have I seen the little purls of a stream . . . intenerate the stubborn pavement. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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  • Intenerate — In*ten er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intenerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intenerating}.] [Pref. in in + L. tener soft, tender. See {Tender}, a.] To make tender or sensitive; to soften. [1913 Webster] Fear intenerates the heart. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intenerating — Intenerate In*ten er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intenerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intenerating}.] [Pref. in in + L. tener soft, tender. See {Tender}, a.] To make tender or sensitive; to soften. [1913 Webster] Fear intenerates the heart. Bp. Hall.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inteneration — In*ten er*a tion ([i^]n*t[e^]n [ e]r*[=a] sh[u^]n), n. The act or process of intenerating, or the state of being intenerated; softening. [R.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intenerate — inteneration, n. /in ten euh rayt /, v.t., intenerated, intenerating. to make soft or tender; soften. [1585 95; IN 2 + L tener TENDER1 + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • intenerate — [in ten′ər āt΄] vt. intenerated, intenerating [ IN 1 + L tener, TENDER1 + ATE1] Rare to make tender or soft inteneration n …   English World dictionary

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