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Meaning of HARDENING

Pronunciation:  'hârdning

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact)
  2. [n]  the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
  3. [n]  abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue

HARDENING is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: set, solidification, solidifying
 See Also: action, activity, annealing, calcification, callosity, callus, change of integrity, natural action, natural process, symptom, tempering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hard"en*ing\, n.
1. Making hard or harder.

2. That which hardens, as a material used for converting the
   surface of iron into steel.

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