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English definition of “render sth down”

render sth down

specialized phrasal verb with render     /ˈren.dər/ US  /-dɚ/ verb [T]
to melt fat in order to make it purer Preparing food using heatPreparing food to prepare or treat the bodies of dead animals in order to take out the fat and other substances that can be used in other products : to render down animal carcasses Preparing food using heatPreparing foodPreparing animals and fish for cooking
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