[ 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.


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 forms

non·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


/ rare /

verb (ˈɪndjʊˌreɪt)

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

adjective (ˈɪndjʊrɪt)

hardened, callous, or unfeeling

Derived Forms

induration, nounindurative, adjective

Word Origin for indurate

C16: from Latin indūrāre to make hard; see endure
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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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