v.t. harden.
   ♦ induration, n.
   ♦ indurative, a.

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  • Indurate — In du*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indurated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indurating}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make hard; as, extreme heat indurates clay; some fossils are indurated by exposure to the air. [1913 Webster] 2. To make unfeeling; to deprive of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indurate — In du*rate, v. i. To grow hard; to harden, or become hard; as, clay indurates by drying, and by heat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indurate — In du*rate, a. [L. induratus, p. p. of indurare to harden. See {Endure}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Hardened; not soft; indurated. Tyndale. [1913 Webster] 2. Without sensibility; unfeeling; obdurate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indurate — index callous, cold blooded, impervious, insusceptible (uncaring), obdurate, remorseless, rigid, temp …   Law dictionary

  • indurate — (v.) 1530s, from L. induratus, pp. of indurare to make hard, harden (see ENDURE (Cf. endure)). Related: Indurated …   Etymology dictionary

  • indurate — vb *harden , solidify, petrify, cake Analogous words: season (see HARDEN): fix, establish, *set …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • indurate — [in′do͞o rāt΄, in′dyo͞orāt΄] vt. indurated, indurating [< L induratus, pp. of indurare, to make hard < in , in + durare, to harden < durus, hard: see DURABLE] 1. to make hard; harden 2. to make callous, unfeeling, or stubborn 3. to cause …   English World dictionary

  • indurate — v. /in doo rayt , dyoo /; adj. /in doo rit, dyoo ; in door it, dyoor /, v., indurated, indurating, adj. v.t. 1. to make hard; harden, as rock, tissue, etc.: Cold indurates the soil. 2. to make callous, stubborn, or unfeeling: transgressions that… …   Universalium

  • indurate — in•du•rate v. [[t]ˈɪn dʊˌreɪt, dyʊ [/t]] adj. [[t]ˈɪn dʊ rɪt, dyʊ ; ɪnˈdʊər ɪt, ˈdyʊər [/t]] v. rat•ed, rat•ing, adj. 1) to make hard; harden: Pressure and heat indurate the rock[/ex] 2) to make callous, stubborn, or unfeeling 3) to inure;… …   From formal English to slang

  • indurate — I. adjective Date: 14th century physically or morally hardened II. verb ( rated; rating) Etymology: Latin induratus, past participle of indurare, from in + durare to harden, from durus hard more at during Date: 1538 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • indurate — adj. [L. induratare, to make hard] Hardened …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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