Definition of tenderize in English:


Syllabification: ten·der·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈtendəˌrīz


  • Make (meat) more tender by beating or slow cooking.
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    • The meat is tenderized and then marinated in a sauce made of sugar, soy sauce and the secret ingredient of the day.
    • There is some debate as to whether or not marinades actually tenderize meat.
    • Long, slow cooking tenderises tougher cuts, making them melt in the mouth.

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