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indurate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of indurate

  1. 1 to become physically firm or solid <clay that had been indurated by long exposure to the summer sun> Synonyms concrete, congeal, firm (up), freeze, harden, set, solidifyRelated Words cake, callus, encrust (also incrust); clot, coagulate, gel, gelate, gelatinize, jell, jelly, stiffen, thicken; calcify, crystallize (also crystalize), ossify, petrify, rigidify; anneal, case-harden, temperNear Antonyms deliquesce, dissolve, flux, fuse, melt, smelt, thaw, unfreezeAntonyms liquefy (also liquify), soften

  2. 2 to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure <such a brutal upbringing could only callous his soul and indurate his heart to the suffering of others> Synonyms fortify, harden, inure, season, steel, strengthen, toughenRelated Words acclimate, acclimatize, adapt, adjust; anneal, temper; invigorate, vitalize; immunize; bolster, boost, brace, buttress, enforce, forearm, prop (up), reinforce (also reenforce), support; break in, limber (up), train; accustom, condition, habituate, naturalizeNear Antonyms emasculate, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, sap, weaken; cripple, debilitate, hamstring, incapacitate; sensitizeAntonyms soften




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