Definition of indurate in English:

indurate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Harden.

    ‘a bed of indurated clay’
    • ‘Sandstone is indurated sand, composed of silicilastic grains bound together by chemically precipitated cement or a recrystallized matrix of fine sediment.’
    • ‘If deep tissue damage is also present, the area may be indurated or boggy when palpated.’
    • ‘Moxa can be used on areas with poor muscle and skin tone (may be found within the same muscle that has indurated triggers) and to vitalize deficient channels.’
    • ‘The rocks have been intensely deformed and sheared and the calcareous conglomeratic sandstones are well indurated.’
    • ‘Most exhibit little surface change and are indurated on palpation.’
    • ‘Crab fossils were found within the lowest portion of the exposed Bahariya Formation in a blue-gray indurated shale.’
    solidify, set, become hard, become solid, congeal, clot, coagulate, stiffen, thicken, cake, freeze, bake, crystallize
    toughen, desensitize, inure, make insensitive, make tough, make unfeeling, case-harden, harden someone's heart
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Origin

Mid 16th century (earlier Middle English) as induration: from Latin indurat- made hard, from the verb indurare (based on durus hard).

Pronunciation:

indurate

/ˈɪndjʊreɪt/