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Harden

Hard´en   Pronunciation: härd´'n
v. t.1.To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden clay or iron.
[imp. & p. p. Hardened (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hardening (-'n*ĭng).]
2.To accustom by labor or suffering to endure with constancy; to strengthen; to stiffen; to inure; also, to confirm in wickedness or shame; to make unimpressionable.
I would harden myself in sorrow.
- Job vi. 10.
v. i.1.To become hard or harder; to acquire solidity, or more compactness; as, mortar hardens by drying.
The deliberate judgment of those who knew him [A. Lincoln] has hardened into tradition.
- The Century.
2.To become confirmed or strengthened, in either a good or a bad sense.
They, hardened more by what might most reclaim.
- Milton.
Verb1.harden - become hard or harder; "The wax hardened"
Synonyms: indurate
Antonyms:
soften - become soft or softer; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it"
2.harden - make hard or harder; "The cold hardened the butter"
Synonyms: indurate
Antonyms:
soften - make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry"
3.harden - harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"
Synonyms: temper
4.harden - make fit; "This trip will season even the hardiest traveller"
Synonyms: season
5.harden - cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"
Synonyms: inure, indurate
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