harden

Definitions of harden
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v make hard or harder

“The cold hardened the butter”
Synonyms:
indurate
indurate
become hard or harder
Antonyms:
soften
make soft or softer
Types:
face-harden
harden steel by adding carbon
callus
cause a callus to form on
anneal, normalize, temper
bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v harden by reheating and cooling in oil

Synonyms:
temper
Type of:
modify
make less severe or harsh or extreme

v become hard or harder

“The wax hardened
Synonyms:
indurate
indurate
make hard or harder
Antonyms:
soften
become soft or softer
Types:
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encrust, incrust
form a crust or a hard layer
callus
form a callus or calluses
calcify
become impregnated with calcium salts
cure
make (substances) hard and improve their usability
effloresce
become encrusted with crystals due to evaporation
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v make fit

Synonyms:
season
Type of:
toughen
make tough or tougher

v cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate

Synonyms:
indurate, inure
Types:
callous, cauterise, cauterize
make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
brace oneself for, prepare for, steel oneself against, steel onself for
prepare mentally or emotionally for something unpleasant
Type of:
accustom, habituate
make psychologically or physically used (to something)

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