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harden

[ hahr-dn ]
/ ˈhɑr dn /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Origin of harden

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at hard, -en1

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Definition for harden (2 of 2)

Harden
[ hahr-dn ]
/ ˈhɑr dn /

noun

Sir Arthur, 1865–1940, English biochemist: Nobel Prize 1929.
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British Dictionary definitions for harden (1 of 2)

harden1
/ (ˈhɑːdən) /

verb

to make or become hard or harder; freeze, stiffen, or set
to make or become more hardy, tough, or unfeeling
to make or become stronger or firmerthey hardened defences
to make or become more resolute or sethardened in his resolve
(intr) commerce
  1. (of prices, a market, etc) to cease to fluctuate
  2. (of price) to rise higher

British Dictionary definitions for harden (2 of 2)

harden2
/ (ˈhɑːdən) /

noun

a rough fabric made from hards
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