A substance, such as a plant enzyme, applied to meat to make it tender. (noun)
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Use "tenderizer" in a sentence
"President Alycia Bencloski pounded the club gavel, which happens to be a meat tenderizer, to bring the meeting to order."
"Why not just rub yourself in meat tenderizer and put an apple in your mouth?"
"I have an old meat tenderizer that I use for this kind of thing all the time."