transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1930 to make (meat or meat products) tender by applying a process or substance that breaks down connective tissue • tenderization nountenderizer noun

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  • tenderize — (v.) 1733, from TENDER (Cf. tender) + IZE (Cf. ize). Specifically of food, recorded by 1935, originally American English. Related: Tenderized; tenderizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • tenderize — (Amer.) v. make meat tender by beating it or applying a special enzyme substance (also tenderise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tenderize — (also tenderise) ► VERB ▪ make (meat) more tender by beating or slow cooking. DERIVATIVES tenderizer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • tenderize — [ten′dər īz΄] vt. tenderized, tenderizing to make (meat) tender by using a process or adding a substance that softens tissues tenderization n. tenderizer n …   English World dictionary

  • tenderize — UK [ˈtendəraɪz] / US [ˈtendəˌraɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms tenderize : present tense I/you/we/they tenderize he/she/it tenderizes present participle tenderizing past tense tenderized past participle tenderized to make meat soft by hitting it …   English dictionary

  • tenderize — verb Tenderize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑meat …   Collocations dictionary

  • tenderize — [[t]te̱ndəraɪz[/t]] tenderizes, tenderizing, tenderized VERB If you tenderize meat, you make it softer by preparing it in a particular way. [V n] Wine vinegar tenderises meat. (in BRIT, also use tenderise) …   English dictionary

  • tenderize — tenderization, n. tenderizer, n. /ten deuh ruyz /, v.t., tenderized, tenderizing. to make (meat) tender, as by pounding or by a chemical process or treatment. Also, esp. Brit., tenderise. [1725 35; TENDER1 + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • tenderize — verb To make (something, especially meat) tender. See Also: tenderizer …   Wiktionary

  • tenderize — Synonyms and related words: cushion, ease, fluff, gentle, knead, laxate, limber, limber up, loosen, mash, massage, mellow, milden, mollify, plump, pulp, relax, shake up, smash, soften, soften up, squash, subdue, supple, tone down, tune down| …   Moby Thesaurus

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