indurate

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Indurate \In"du*rate\, adjective [L. induratus, p. p. of indurare to harden. See {Endure}.]

1. Hardened; not soft; indurated. --Tyndale.

2. Without sensibility; unfeeling; obdurate.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Indurate \In"du*rate\, verb (used with an object) [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 obdurate.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Indurate \In"du*rate\, verb (used without an object) To grow hard; to harden, or become hard; as, clay indurates by drying, and by heat.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

indurate

adjective

1: emotionally hardened; "a callous indifference to suffering"; "cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion" [syn: {callous}, {indurate}, {pachydermatous}]

verb

1: become fixed or established; "indurated customs"

2: make hard or harder; "The cold hardened the butter" [syn: {harden}, {indurate}] [ant: {soften}]

3: become hard or harder; "The wax hardened" [syn: {harden}, {indurate}] [ant: {soften}]

4: cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold" [syn: {inure}, {harden}, {indurate}]


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