indurate

[ verb in-doo-reyt, -dyoo-; adjective in-doo-rit, -dyoo-; in-doo r-it, -dyoo r- ]
/ verb ˈɪn dʊˌreɪt, -dyʊ-; adjective ˈɪn dʊ rɪt, -dyʊ-; ɪnˈdʊər ɪt, -ˈdyʊər- /

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

hardened; unfeeling; callous; inured.

Origin of indurate

1375–1425; late Middle English indurat < Latin indūrātus past participle of indūrāre to harden. See in-2, dure1, -ate1
Related formsnon·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 indurated

indurate

/ rare /

verb (ˈɪndjʊˌreɪt)

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

adjective (ˈɪndjʊrɪt)

hardened, callous, or unfeeling
Derived Formsinduration, nounindurative, adjective

Word Origin for indurate

C16: from Latin indūrāre to make hard; see endure
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Word Origin and History for indurated

indurate


v.

1530s, from Latin induratus, past participle of indurare "to make hard, harden" (see endure). Related: Indurated.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for indurated

indurated

[ ĭndə-rā′tĭd, -dyə- ]

adj.

Hardened, as a soft tissue that becomes extremely firm.
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