verb (used with object), tenderized, tenderizing.
to make (meat) tender, as by pounding or by a chemical process or treatment.
a substance, such as the plant enzyme papain, rubbed onto meat to soften the fibres and make it more tender
(transitive) 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
noun 1. (in beef or pork) the tender meat of the muscle running through the sirloin and terminating before the ribs. 2. a cut of beef lying between the sirloin and ribs. 3. (initial capital letter) (formerly) a district in New York City noted for corruption and vice: so called because police there could eat […]
- Tender loving care
Also, TLC. Solicitous and compassionate care, as in These houseplants sure have had tender loving care, or Older house for sale, needs some renovation and TLC. Originally used to describe the work of care-givers such as nurses, this term today is often used ironically or euphemistically. [ Second half of 1900s ]
adjective, tenderer, tenderest. 1. soft or delicate in substance; not hard or tough: a tender steak. 2. weak or delicate in constitution; not strong or hardy. 3. (of plants) unable to withstand freezing temperatures. 4. young or immature: children of tender age. 5. delicate or soft in quality: tender blue. 6. delicate, soft, or gentle: […]
noun, plural tendermen. Canadian Fishery. 1. any member of the crew of a vessel engaged in conveying fish from a trap or pound to the shore.