indurate

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 indurate — adj. [L. induratare, to make hard] Hardened …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 12 indurate — 1. adjective Indurated, obstinate, unfeeling, callous. 2. verb a) to harden or to grow hard b) to make callous or …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 indurate — (Order Isopoda): Hardened, usually by calcium carbonate or sclerotized protein [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] …

    Crustacea glossary

  • 14 indurate — Synonyms and related words: anneal, backed, brutalize, cake, calcified, calcify, callous, calloused, case harden, case hardened, concrete, congeal, cornify, crusted, crusty, crystallized, dry, firm, fossilize, fossilized, granulated, harden,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 indurate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To make or become physically hard: cake, concrete, congeal, dry, harden, petrify, set1, solidify. See SOLID. 2. To make resistant to hardship, especially through continued exposure: acclimate, acclimatize,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 indurate — in·du·rate || ɪndjÊŠreɪt / djÊŠÉ™r v. make hard, harden; make stubborn or unfeeling; become callous or hardened, become accustomed …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 indurate — [ ɪndjʊreɪt] verb [usu. as adjective indurated] harden. Derivatives induration noun indurative adjective Origin C16 (earlier (ME) as induration): from L. indurat , indurare make hard …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 indurate — v. a. 1. Harden, render hard, make hard. 2. Make obdurate, make unfeeling, sear …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 indurate —   Hardened, often with the hardening developed only at maturity, e.g. the leaves of all cycads …

    Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • 20 indurate — v 1. harden, make hard, strengthen, stiffen, starch, thicken; temper, steel, toughen, vulcanize; ossify, petrify, fossilize, Archaic. lapidify; calcify, vitrify, crystallize. 2. inure, accustom, condition, season, set; habituate, caseharden,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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