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English adjective: indurate

1. indurate emotionally hardened

SamplesA callous indifference to suffering.
Cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion.

Synonymscallous, pachydermatous



English verb: indurate

1. indurate (change) become fixed or established

SamplesIndurated customs.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

2. indurate (change) make hard or harder

SamplesThe cold hardened the butter.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)anneal, callus, face-harden, normalize, temper

Causeharden, indurate

Verb groupharden, indurate


3. indurate (change) become hard or harder

SamplesThe wax hardened.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)calcify, callus, cure, encrust, incrust

Verb groupharden, indurate


4. indurate (change) cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate

SamplesHe was inured to the cold.

Synonymsharden, inure

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)accustom, habituate

Narrower (hyponym)brace oneself for, callous, cauterise, cauterize, prepare for, steel oneself against, steel onself for

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