HyperDic: harden

English > 5 senses of the word harden:
VERBchangeharden, induratebecome hard or harder
changeharden, induratemake hard or harder
changeharden, temperharden by reheating and cooling in oil
changeharden, seasonmake fit
changeharden, inure, induratecause to accept or become hardened to
harden > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'rdahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > harden: 5 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome hard or harder.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"The wax hardened"
Synonymindurate
Caused byharden, induratemake hard or harder
NarrowercalcifyBecome impregnated with calcium salts
callusform a callus or calluses
curemake (substances) hard and improve their usability
encrust, incrustform a crust or a hard layer
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
OppositesoftenBecome soft or softer
Similar toharden, induratemake hard or harder
Spanishendurecerse, endurecer
Catalanaterrossar-se, endurir-se, endurir, forjar, gelar-se, gelar, glaçar-se, glaçar
Nounshardeningthe process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
English > harden: 5 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake hard or harder.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The cold hardened the butter"
Synonymindurate
Cause toharden, indurateBecome hard or harder
Narroweranneal, temper, normalizeBring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
callusCause a callus to form on
face-hardenharden steel by adding carbon
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Oppositesoftenmake soft or softer
Similar toharden, indurateBecome hard or harder
Spanishendurecerse, endurecer
Catalanendurir-se, endurir
Nounshardeningthe act of making something harder (firmer or tighter / tighter or more compact)
English > harden: 5 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningharden by reheating and cooling in oil.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymtemper
Broadermodifymake less severe or harsh or extreme / extreme
Spanishendurecer, templar
Catalanendurir, temperar
English > harden: 5 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake fit.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymseason
Broadertoughenmake tough / tough / tough / tough or tougher / tougher / tougher / tougher
Spanishaderezar, endurecer, fortalecer, preparar
Catalanenfortir
English > harden: 5 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningCause to accept or become hardened to; habituate.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymsinure, indurate
Narrowercallous, cauterize, cauterisemake insensitive or callous
steel oneself against, steel onself for, brace oneself for, prepare forPrepare mentally or emotionally for something unpleasant
Broaderhabituate, accustommake psychologically or physically used (to something)
Spanishacostumbrar, avezar, endurecer, habituar
Catalanacostumar, avesar, habituar

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