verb. make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer.
Example sentences of the word tenderize
1. Verb, base form
Chuck roast requires slow cooking on low heat in order to tenderize the rich, fatty muscle of this cut.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some cooks also tenderize both sides of the steak with a tenderizing mallet before cooking to break down the muscle fibers.
Acids in lemon juice and vinegar also tenderize lean meat.