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tr.v. ten·der·ized, ten·der·iz·ing, ten·der·iz·es
To make (meat) tender, as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer.
ten′der·i·za′tion (-dər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
(Cookery) (tr) to make (meat) tender by pounding it to break down the fibres, by steeping it in a marinade, or by treating it with a tenderizer
ˌtenderiˈzation, ˌtenderiˈsation n
v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make (meat) tender, as by pounding or by a chemical process or treatment.
Past participle: tenderized
To make meat more tender by beating with a meat mallet or by adding certain herbs, spices and juices.
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|Verb||1.||tenderize - make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; "tenderize meat"|