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Meaning of INDURATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]'indûrit, [v]'indû`reyt, 'indyûu`reyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  emotionally hardened; "a callous indifference to suffering"; "cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion"
  2. [v]  cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"
  3. [v]  become hard or harder; "The wax hardened"
  4. [v]  make hard or harder; "The cold hardened the butter"
  5. [v]  become fixed or established, as of a custom

INDURATE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: callous, harden, insensitive, inure, pachydermatous, thick-skinned
 Antonyms: soften
 See Also: accustom, brace oneself for, calcify, callous, callus, cauterise, cauterize, change, encrust, face-harden, habituate, incrust, prepare for, steel oneself against, steel onself for



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In"du*rate\, a. [L. induratus, p. p. of indurare to
    harden. See {Endure}.]
    1. Hardened; not soft; indurated. --Tyndale.
    2. Without sensibility; unfeeling; obdurate.
  2. \In"du*rate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indurated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Indurating}.]
    1. To make hard; as, extreme heat indurates clay; some
       fossils are indurated by exposure to the air.
    2. To make unfeeling; to deprive of sensibility; to render
  3. \In"du*rate\, v. i.
    To grow hard; to harden, or become hard; as, clay indurates
    by drying, and by heat.
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