—adj.in'doo-rit, -dyoo-; in-door'it, -dyoor'-), [key]
—v., -rat•ed, -rat•ing,
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.
1. to become hard; harden.
2. to become established or confirmed.
hardened; unfeeling; callous; inured.
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