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tender

adjective (YOUNG)    /ˈten.dər/ US  /-dɚ/ literary
C2 young: He was sent off to boarding school at the tender age of seven.Describing people who are young tenderness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Tender and gentleKind and thoughtfulPain and painful
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