Meaning of “render sth down” in the English Dictionary

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"render sth down" in British English

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render sth down

phrasal verb with render uk /ˈren.dər/ us /ˈren.dɚ/ verb [ T ]

specialized food & drink, engineering to melt fat in order to make it purer

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:

(Definition of “render sth down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)