indurate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj indurate emotionally hardened "a callous indifference to suffering","cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion"
    • v indurate cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate "He was inured to the cold"
    • v indurate become hard or harder "The wax hardened"
    • v indurate make hard or harder "The cold hardened the butter"
    • v indurate become fixed or established "indurated customs"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Indurate Hardened; not soft; indurated.
    • v. i Indurate To grow hard; to harden, or become hard; as, clay indurates by drying, and by heat.
    • Indurate To make hard; as, extreme heat indurates clay; some fossils are indurated by exposure to the air.
    • Indurate To make unfeeling; to deprive of sensibility; to render obdurate.
    • Indurate Without sensibility; unfeeling; obdurate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • indurate To grow hard; harden; become hard: as, clay indurates by drying and by extreme heat.
    • indurate To become fixed or habitual; pass into use; inure.
    • indurate To make hard: as, extreme heat indurates clay.
    • indurate To make hard in feeling; deprive of sensibility; render obdurate.
    • indurate Hardened; unfeeling; indurated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Indurate in′dū-rāt to harden, as the feelings
    • v.i Indurate to grow hard: to harden
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. induratus, p. p. of indurare, to harden. See Endure

Usage

In literature:

It is of yellow indurated clay-stone.
"Zuñi Fetiches" by Frank Hamilton Cushing
But wel is hym that wyth pacience can indure.
"The Ship of Fools, Volume 1" by Sebastian Brandt
As a consequence, prolapse of the uterus occurs, and it becomes indurated.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
For be thou neuer so great, and puissant ouer other, yet there be none that can indure to be gouerned by straungers.
"The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1" by William Painter
When the heart is melted, the conscience will not long continue indurated.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Last thing he did was to put the indurated plates on the stove to warm.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
THE INDURATION OF SANDSTONE.
"On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
Various indurated knotty bodies were extended throughout its substance.
"An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis" by Archibald Makellar
Rather wud I have perished in a logjam thin to've indured this ingratichood.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
The Major was a bronzed, indurated gentleman, scrupulously attired, and courteously stern.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
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In poetry:

If the same toil which indurates the hand
Must steel the heart,
Till, in the wonders of the ideal land,
It have no part;
"Youth And Manhood" by Henry Timrod

In news:

In fact, the study shows that chocolate could boost indurence levels by 50.
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In science:

If e is not instantaneous, we examine the relations inception, i¸nduration and conc of the model M0 .
Generating models for temporal representations
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