indurate [in′do͞o rāt΄, in′dyo͞orāt΄]
indurated, indurating [< L induratus, pp. of indurare, to make hard < in-, in + durare, to harden < durus, hard: see DURABLE]
1. to make hard; harden
2. to make callous, unfeeling, or stubborn
3. to cause to be firmly established
to become indurated
1. Now Rare hardened
2. made callous, unfeeling, or stubborn

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  • Indurate — In du*rate, v. i. To grow hard; to harden, or become hard; as, clay indurates by drying, and by heat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indurate — In du*rate, a. [L. induratus, p. p. of indurare to harden. See {Endure}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Hardened; not soft; indurated. Tyndale. [1913 Webster] 2. Without sensibility; unfeeling; obdurate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indurate — index callous, cold blooded, impervious, insusceptible (uncaring), obdurate, remorseless, rigid, temp …   Law dictionary

  • indurate — (v.) 1530s, from L. induratus, pp. of indurare to make hard, harden (see ENDURE (Cf. endure)). Related: Indurated …   Etymology dictionary

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  • indurate — v. /in doo rayt , dyoo /; adj. /in doo rit, dyoo ; in door it, dyoor /, v., indurated, indurating, adj. v.t. 1. to make hard; harden, as rock, tissue, etc.: Cold indurates the soil. 2. to make callous, stubborn, or unfeeling: transgressions that… …   Universalium

  • indurate — in•du•rate v. [[t]ˈɪn dʊˌreɪt, dyʊ [/t]] adj. [[t]ˈɪn dʊ rɪt, dyʊ ; ɪnˈdʊər ɪt, ˈdyʊər [/t]] v. rat•ed, rat•ing, adj. 1) to make hard; harden: Pressure and heat indurate the rock[/ex] 2) to make callous, stubborn, or unfeeling 3) to inure;… …   From formal English to slang

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