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Meaning of INDURATION

Pronunciation:  `indû'reyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
 

INDURATION is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: sclerosis
 
 See Also: ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, arterial sclerosis, arteriolosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, coronary-artery disease, disseminated multiple sclerosis, disseminated sclerosis, hardening of the arteries, induration of the arteries, Lou Gehrig's disease, MS, multiple sclerosis, osteosclerosis, pathology

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`du*ra"tion\, n. [Cf. F. induration, L. induratio
hardness of heart.]
1. The act of hardening, or the process of growing hard.

2. State of being indurated, or of having become hard.

3. Hardness of character, manner, sensibility, etc.;
   obduracy; stiffness; want of pliancy or feeling.

         A certain induration of character had arisen from
         long habits of business.              --Coleridge.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: armor, callosity, callousness, callus, flintiness, formidable defenses, hard heart, hard shell, hardenedness, hardheartedness, hardness, hardness of heart, heart of stone, imperviousness, insensitiveness, insensitivity, inuredness, obduracy, obdurateness, Philistinism, rhinoceros hide, stoniness, thick skin
 

 

 

 

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