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English definition of “render sth down”

render sth down

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with render   /ˈren.dər/ us    /-dɚ/
specialized food & drink, engineering to melt fat in order to make it purerPreparing food using heatPreparing food specialized food & drink, engineering 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 carcassesPreparing food using heatPreparing foodPreparing animals and fish for cooking
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