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tender

adjective (SOFT)    /ˈten.dər/ US  /-dɚ/
C2 (of meat or vegetables) easy to cut or chew (= crush with the teeth): My steak was beautifully tender.Pleasant to eat or drink describes plants that are easily damaged by cold weatherTypes of plant tenderness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Tender and gentleKind and thoughtfulPain and painful
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