-) KEY VERB: in·du·rat·ed
, in·du·rates VERB: tr.
- To make hard; harden: soil that had been indurated by extremes of climate.
- To inure, as to hardship or ridicule.
- To make callous or obdurate: "It is the curse of revolutionary calamities to indurate the heart" (Helen Maria Williams).
- To grow hard; harden.
- To become firmly fixed or established.
- Hardened; obstinate; unfeeling.
Latin indrre, indrt-
, intensive pref.
; see in-2
; see deru-
in Indo-European rootsOTHER FORMS:indu·rative(Adjective)