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  • Obduce

    [ob-doo-see, -dyoo-] /ɒbˈdu si, -ˈdyu-/ verb (imperative) 1. (in prescriptions) cover; conceal; coat.

  • Obduction

    obduction (ŏb-dŭk’shən) A geologic process in which the edge of a tectonic plate consisting of oceanic crust is thrust over the edge of an adjacent plate consisting of continental crust. Compare subduction.

  • Obduracy

    [ob-doo-ruh-see, -dyoo-] /ˈɒb dʊ rə si, -dyʊ-/ noun 1. the state or quality of being . n. “stubbornness,” 1590s, from obdurate + -cy.

  • Obdurate

    [ob-doo-rit, -dyoo-] /ˈɒb dʊ rɪt, -dyʊ-/ adjective 1. unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding. 2. stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent: an obdurate sinner. /ˈɒbdjʊrɪt/ adjective 1. not easily moved by feelings or supplication; hardhearted 2. impervious to persuasion, esp to moral persuasion adj. mid-15c., “stubborn; hardened,” from Latin obduratus “hardened,” […]

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