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tender

adjective
 
 
/ˈtendər/
GENTLE kind and gentle: a tender kiss/lookTender and gentleKind and thoughtful
FOOD Tender meat or vegetables are soft and easy to cut.Pleasant to eat or drink
PAINFUL If part of your body is tender, it is painful when you touch it.Pain and painful
at the tender age of 8/17/25, etc literary at the young age of 8/17/25, etc: She first appeared on stage at the tender age of 14.Describing people who are young
tenderness noun [U]
(Definition of tender adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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