AskDefine | Define indurate

Dictionary Definition

indurate adj : emotionally hardened; "a callous indifference to suffering"; "cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion" [syn: callous, thick-skinned, pachydermatous]

Verb

1 become fixed or established; "indurated customs"
2 make hard or harder; "The cold hardened the butter" [syn: harden] [ant: soften]
3 become hard or harder; "The wax hardened" [syn: harden] [ant: soften]
4 cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold" [syn: inure, harden]

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  1. to harden or to grow hard
  2. to make callous or unfeeling

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