indurate

[v. in-doo-reyt, -dyoo-; adj. in-doo-rit, -dyoo-; in-doo r-it, -dyoo r-] /v. ˈɪn dʊˌreɪt, -dyʊ-; adj. 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.
Origin
1375–1425; late Middle English indurat < Latin indūrātus past participle of indūrāre to harden. See in-2, dure1, -ate1
Related forms
nonindurated, adjective
semi-indurate, adjective
semi-indurated, adjective
unindurate, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for semiindurate
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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