indurate

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (verb) IPA(key): /ɪnˈdjʊɹeɪt/
  • (adjective) IPA(key): /ɪnˈdjʊɹət/

Verb[edit]

indurate (third-person singular simple present indurates, present participle indurating, simple past and past participle indurated)

  1. To harden or to grow hard.
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 2, [1]
      The ear, small and shapely, the arch of the foot, the curve in mouth and nostril, even the indurated hand dyed to the orange-tawny of the toucan's bill, a hand telling alike of the halyards and tar-bucket [] all this strangely indicated a lineage in direct contradiction to his lot.
    • 1970, Oliver Sacks, Migraine, London: Picador, 1995, Chapter 1, p. 15,
      The superficial temporal artery (or arteries) may become exquisitely tender to the touch and visibly indurated.
  2. To make callous or unfeeling.
  3. To inure; to strengthen; to make hardy or robust.
    • 1992, Saul Bellow, "Winter in Tuscany" in It All Adds Up: From the Dim Past to the Uncertain Future, New York: Viking, 1994, p. 257,
      The afternoon was not particularly warm: our noses and eyes were running; his were dry. He was evidently indurated against natural hardships.

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Adjective[edit]

indurate (comparative more indurate, superlative most indurate)

  1. Hardened, obstinate, unfeeling, callous.
    The doctor removed a lot of indurate skin from his wound.
    • (Can we date this quote by William Tyndale and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Now are they indurate and tough as Pharaoh, and will not bow unto any right way or order.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

indurate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of indurare
  2. second-person plural imperative of indurare
  3. feminine plural of indurato

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Participle[edit]

indūrāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of indūrātus