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in•du•rate



Pronunciation: (
v.in'doo-rāt", -dyoo-;
adj.in'doo-rit, -dyoo-; in-door'it, -dyoor'-),
[key]
v., -rat•ed, -rat•ing,
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 indurate the heart.
3. to inure; accustom: to indurate oneself to privation and suffering.
4. to make enduring; confirm; establish: to indurate custom through practice.

v.i.
1. to become hard; harden.
2. to become established or confirmed.

adj.
hardened; unfeeling; callous; inured.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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