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indurate

[ verb in-doo-reyt, -dyoo-; adjective in-doo-rit, -dyoo-; in-door-it, -dyoor- ]
/ verb ˈɪn dʊˌreɪt, -dyʊ-; adjective ˈɪn dʊ rɪt, -dyʊ-; ɪnˈdʊər ɪt, -ˈdyʊər- /
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verb (used with object), in·du·rat·ed, in·du·rat·ing.

verb (used without object), in·du·rat·ed, in·du·rat·ing.

to become hard; harden.
to become established or confirmed.

adjective

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Origin of indurate

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English indurat, from Latin indūrātus, past participle of indūrāre “to harden”; see in-2, dure1, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM indurate

non·in·du·rat·ed, adjectivesem·i-in·du·rate, adjectivesem·i-in·du·rat·ed, adjectiveun·in·du·rate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for indurate

indurate
/ rare /

verb (ˈɪndjʊˌreɪt)

to make or become hard or callous
to make or become hardy

adjective (ˈɪndjʊrɪt)

hardened, callous, or unfeeling

Derived forms of indurate

induration, nounindurative, adjective

Word Origin for indurate

C16: from Latin indūrāre to make hard; see endure
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