[verb in-doo-reyt, -dyoo-; adjective in-doo-rit, -dyoo-; in-doo r-it, -dyoo r-]

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.


hardened; unfeeling; callous; inured.

Nearby words

  1. induline,
  2. indult,
  3. indumentum,
  4. induna,
  5. induplicate,
  6. indurated,
  7. induration,
  8. indurative,
  9. induráin,
  10. induráin, miguel

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for indurated


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



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

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Medicine definitions for indurated


[ĭndə-rā′tĭd, -dyə-]


Hardened, as a soft tissue that becomes extremely firm.

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