enharden

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

en- +‎ harden, with en- as an intensifying prefix.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

enharden (third-person singular simple present enhardens, present participle enhardening, simple past and past participle enhardened)

  1. (transitive) To harden; to render hard.
  2. (transitive) To fortify against adversity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary (2007).