render down

(redirected from rendered down)

render down

1. To liquefy and purify the fatty tissue of something by applying heat to it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "render" and "down." You'll want to render the duck fat down so that it can be used for cooking later. You'll want to cook the meat on a low temperature for several hours so that you can render down the fat without burning it. After you finish carving the roast chicken, you should put the carcass in some simmering water to render it down.
2. To discuss, think about, or deal with something at its most essential or basic elements. A noun or pronoun can be used between "render" and "down." It's a complicated issue, to be sure, but it can really be rendered down to a single question—are you in favor of higher taxes or not? These big decisions can be really overwhelming, so I always try to render them down in more concrete, objective terms.
3. To convert one or more source files on a computer to a different media format. A noun or pronoun can be used between "render" and "down." Every time I render the different audio tracks down to a single WAV, they become shifted slightly out of sync. I filmed the raw footage at 60 frames per second, but it always renders down to 24 frames per second. What am I doing wrong?
See also: down, render

render something down

 
1. Lit. to cook the fat out of something. Polly rendered the chicken fat down to a bit of golden grease that she would use in cooking a special dish. Jane rendered down the fat for use later. The cook rendered it down.
2. Fig. to reduce or simplify something to its essentials. Let's render this problem down to the considerations that are important to us. Can't we render down this matter into its essentials? Not all of this is important. Let's render it down.
See also: down, render
References in periodicals archive ?
Braised pork belly (PS16) comes in a sizeable slab of melting meat and slowly rendered down fat, crowned with a crackling puff and a crispy black pudding bon bon.
Once picked, tomatoes can be rendered down by cooking them in a pan.
The pork was deliciously soft and had the vast majority of the fat rendered down, keeping it relatively moist.
Mr Tyler said: "We know that racehorses are rendered down into soap and chicken feed due to the chemicals in them.
Fair chase, rendered down to its essence and professed by organizations such as Boone & Crockett, dictates that animals should be hunted "in a manner that does not give the hunter an improper advantage."
Cook over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes until the fat is golden, crispy and has rendered down slightly.
Split it in two at the A-pillars and the back section mimics a rendered down ambulance, again, probably a Sixties model - while the front bit looks like the reject of all rejects from a pre-fifties car design lab.
The meat was tender, the portion good, the fat had rendered down and the outer layer was crispy.
The lacking diplomatic ability of the Republican party after eight years has now been rendered down to one reason: Ignorance!
By now, the tomatoes will have rendered down into a thick mixture.
The fact that Obama's stated policies match almost exactly those of his predecessor are inconvenient to that end, however, and therefore must be rendered down Orwell's memory hole.
These monster-sized men are realistically rendered down to the last bulging vein.
"Commercial dog food contains rendered down animal remains, which isn't pleasant.
They're too skinny for our tastes, fit only in "happier" times to roast on foreign spits, and will be rendered down to produce biofuel for diesel engines.