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tenderizer

Syllabification: ten·der·iz·er
Pronunciation: /ˈtendəˌrīzər
 
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Definition of tenderizer in English:

noun

1A thing used to make meat tender, in particular.
Example sentences
  • Others prefer to use a paste of meat tenderizer in vinegar.
  • Some beach officials have also been stocking up on meat tenderizer, which is believed to ease the sting's pain.
  • The use of enzymatic tenderizers in meat cookery is attended by several limitations.
1.1A substance such as papain that is rubbed onto meat or used as a marinade to soften the fibers.
Example sentences
  • This additive is found in Chinese food, seasoned salt, meat tenderizers and soy sauce.
  • Chemical tenderizers, using enzymes which break down proteins, can also be rubbed over meat before cooking.
  • The subtilisins are used in such diverse applications as meat tenderizers, laundry detergents, and proteolytic medicines.
1.2A small hammer with teeth on the head, used to beat meat.
Example sentences
  • Sylvie was holding a meat tenderiser - a square metal mallet with little spikes on each hitting surface.
  • She felt like she had been pummeled with a meat tenderizer.
  • Put the veal cutlets between two pieces of wax paper and smack them flat with a tenderizer.

Words that rhyme with tenderizer

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