Definition of Indurate

1. Verb. Become fixed or established. "Indurated customs"

Generic synonyms: Change

2. Adjective. Emotionally hardened. "Cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion"
Exact synonyms: Callous, Pachydermatous
Similar to: Insensitive
Derivative terms: Callosity, Callousness

3. Verb. Make hard or harder. "The cold hardened the butter"
Exact synonyms: Harden
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Face-harden, Callus, Anneal, Normalize, Temper
Causes: Harden
Related verbs: Harden
Derivative terms: Hardening, Induration
Antonyms: Soften

4. Verb. Become hard or harder. "The wax hardened"
Exact synonyms: Harden
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Encrust, Incrust, Callus, Calcify, Cure
Related verbs: Harden
Derivative terms: Hardening, Induration
Antonyms: Soften

5. Verb. Cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate. "He was inured to the cold"

Definition of Indurate

1. a. Hardened; not soft; indurated.

2. v. t. To make hard; as, extreme heat indurates clay; some fossils are indurated by exposure to the air.

3. v. i. To grow hard; to harden, or become hard; as, clay indurates by drying, and by heat.

Definition of Indurate

1. Adjective. Indurated, obstinate, unfeeling, callous. ¹

2. Verb. to harden or to grow hard ¹

3. Verb. to make callous or unfeeling ¹

4. Verb. to inure; to strengthen; to make hardy or robust. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Indurate

1. to make hard [v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES] - See also: hard

Medical Definition of Indurate

1. 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. Origin: Indurated; Indurating. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indurate

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indusia
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indusiated
indusium

Literary usage of Indurate

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"toughen, inure, indurate, callous (rare). S. Referring to the feelings, morale, etc. ... (rare), indurate, callous (fig. ..."

2. A Selection from the Writings of the Reformers and Early Protestant Divines by Legh Richmond (1817)
"... but such as will refuse it themselves. other some .hereby made more indurate, this discrepance proceedeth from the corruption of men. ..."

3. A Reference handbook of the medical sciences embracing the entire range of by Albert Henry Buck (1908)
"The simple and indurate forms, however, very commonly coexist, ... The deeper-seated variety of acne— the indurate form—presents clinical symptoms differing ..."

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