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indurate

[ verb in-doo-reyt, -dyoo-; adjective in-doo-rit, -dyoo-; in-door-it, -dyoor- ]
/ verb 藞瑟n d蕣藢re瑟t, -dy蕣-; adjective 藞瑟n d蕣 r瑟t, -dy蕣-; 瑟n藞d蕣蓹r 瑟t, -藞dy蕣蓹r- /
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verb (used with object), in路du路rat路ed, in路du路rat路ing.
verb (used without object), in路du路rat路ed, in路du路rat路ing.
to become hard; harden.
to become established or confirmed.
adjective
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Origin of indurate

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English indurat, from Latin ind奴r膩tus, past participle of ind奴r膩re 鈥渢o harden鈥; see in-2, dure1, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM indurate

non路in路du路rat路ed, adjectivesem路i-in路du路rate, adjectivesem路i-in路du路rat路ed, adjectiveun路in路du路rate, adjective
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How to use indurate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for indurate

indurate
/ rare /

verb (藞瑟ndj蕣藢re瑟t)
to make or become hard or callous
to make or become hardy
adjective (藞瑟ndj蕣r瑟t)
hardened, callous, or unfeeling

Derived forms of indurate

induration, nounindurative, adjective

Word Origin for indurate

C16: from Latin ind奴r膩re to make hard; see endure
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