Indurate



[verb in-doo-reyt, -dyoo-; adjective in-doo-rit, -dyoo-; in-doo r-it, -dyoo r-] /verb ˈɪn dʊˌreɪt, -dyʊ-; adjective ˈɪn dʊ rɪt, -dyʊ-; ɪnˈdʊər ɪt, -ˈdyʊər-/

verb (used with object), indurated, indurating.
1.
to make hard; harden, as rock, tissue, etc.:
Cold indurates the soil.
2.
to make callous, stubborn, or unfeeling:
transgressions that indurate the heart.
3.
to inure; accustom:
to indurate oneself to privation and suffering.
4.
to make enduring; confirm; establish:
to indurate custom through practice.
verb (used without object), indurated, indurating.
5.
to become hard; harden.
6.
to become established or confirmed.
adjective
7.
hardened; unfeeling; callous; inured.
verb (ˈɪndjʊˌreɪt)
1.
to make or become hard or callous
2.
to make or become hardy
adjective (ˈɪndjʊrɪt)
3.
hardened, callous, or unfeeling
v.

1530s, from Latin induratus, past participle of indurare “to make hard, harden” (see endure). Related: Indurated.

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