Thesaurus

indurate

adjective

indurate was our Word of the Day on 05/14/2017. Hear the podcast!


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 of indurate concrete, congeal, firm (up), freeze, harden, set, solidifyWords Related to indurate 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 of indurate deliquesce, dissolve, flux, fuse, melt, smelt, thaw, unfreezeAntonyms of indurate 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 of indurate fortify, harden, inure, season, steel, strengthen, toughenWords Related to indurate 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 of indurate emasculate, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, sap, weaken; cripple, debilitate, hamstring, incapacitate; sensitizeAntonyms of indurate soften


Learn More about indurate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up indurate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak evil of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!