indurate

[v. in-doo-reyt, -dyoo-; adj. in-doo-rit, -dyoo-; in-door-it, -dyoor-]
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.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English indurat < Latin indūrātus past participle of indūrāre to harden. See in-2, dure1, -ate1

nonindurated, adjective
semi-indurate, adjective
semi-indurated, adjective
unindurate, adjective
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indurate
 
vb
1.  to make or become hard or callous
2.  to make or become hardy
 
adj
3.  hardened, callous, or unfeeling
 
[C16: from Latin indūrāre to make hard; see endure]
 
indu'ration
 
n
 
'indurative
 
adj

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indurated in·du·rat·ed (ĭn'də-rā'tĭd, -dyə-)
adj.
Hardened, as a soft tissue that becomes extremely firm.

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Induration varies from essentially nonindurated in sands to well indurated in carbonate lenses.
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