[verb in-doo-reyt, -dyoo-; adjective in-doo-rit, -dyoo-; in-doo r-it, -dyoo r-]
- to make hard; harden, as rock, tissue, etc.: Cold indurates the soil.
- to make callous, stubborn, or unfeeling: transgressions that indurate the heart.
- to inure; accustom: to indurate oneself to privation and suffering.
- to make enduring; confirm; establish: to indurate custom through practice.
- to become hard; harden.
- to become established or confirmed.
- hardened; unfeeling; callous; inured.
Origin of indurate
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Examples from the Web for indurated
If they do not, no pabulum ever after, will their indurated tissues assimilate.The Book of Khalid
It was made of the indurated fibre which is frequently to be met with in the Bush ranches.The Greater Power
Last thing he did was to put the indurated plates on the stove to warm.The Gold Trail
A lump of indurated plum-duff, like a geological specimen, was on the table.Old Junk
H. M. Tomlinson
It is a tertiary formation of indurated sands, clays, and marl, cut up into ravines and cañons by streams and climatic action.
- to make or become hard or callous
- to make or become hardy
- hardened, callous, or unfeeling
C16: from Latin indūrāre to make hard; see endure
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Word Origin and History for indurated
1530s, from Latin induratus, past participle of indurare "to make hard, harden" (see endure). Related: Indurated.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Hardened, as a soft tissue that becomes extremely firm.
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