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English definition of “tender”

tender

adjective (PAINFUL)    /ˈten.dər/ US  /-dɚ/
(of part of the body ) painful , sore , or uncomfortable when touched : My arm was very tender after the injection .Pain and painful tenderness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Tender and gentleKind and thoughtfulPain and painful
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