hardener

noun
hard·​en·​er | \ ˈhärd-nər How to pronounce hardener (audio) , ˈhär-dᵊn-ər \

Definition of hardener

: one that hardens especially : a substance added (as to a paint or varnish) to harden the film

Examples of hardener in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Niche, for example, uses a resin-hardener called Recyclamine that allows skis and snowboards to be fully recycled. Tracy Ross, Outside Online, 5 Mar. 2021 Mix one part resin with one part hardener in a plastic cup. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Nov. 2021 After the molds have dried for 4 hours, mix a second batch of resin and hardener using the same method as above. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Nov. 2021 The kit should include one bottle of resin and one bottle of hardener. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Nov. 2021 After the molds have dried for 4 hours, mix a second batch of resin and hardener and pour it over the flowers until the mold is almost all the way filled. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Apr. 2021 Start with a two-part clear resin kit ($18, Michaels) that includes one bottle of resin and one bottle of hardener. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Apr. 2021 Pour one part resin in one cup, one part hardener in another cup. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Apr. 2021 Formaldehyde This substance is used in nail polish and nail hardener. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, 12 May 2015 See More

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First Known Use of hardener

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hardener was in 1598

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Last Updated

10 Aug 2022

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“Hardener.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardener. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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