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English noun: hardening

1. hardening (state) abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue


Broader (hypernym)symptom


Narrower (hyponym)calcification, callosity, callus

2. hardening (process) the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization


SamplesThe hardening of concrete.
He tested the set of the glue.


Synonymscuring, set, solidification, solidifying


Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process


Narrower (hyponym)congealment, congelation


Part meronymplastination

3. hardening (act) the act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact)


Broader (hypernym)change of integrity


Narrower (hyponym)annealing, tempering









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