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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

OTHER WORDS FROM harden

Other definitions for harden (2 of 2)

Harden
[ hahr-dn ]
/ ˈhɑr dn /

noun
Sir Arthur, 1865–1940, English biochemist: Nobel Prize 1929.
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How to use harden in a sentence

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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