HyperDic: hardening

English > 3 senses of the word hardening:
NOUNstatehardeningabnormal hardening or thickening of tissue
processhardening, solidifying, solidification, set, curingthe process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
acthardeningthe act of making something harder (firmer or tighter / tighter or more compact)
hardening > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'rdahnihng; hhaa'rdnihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > hardening: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAbnormal hardening or thickening of tissue.
Narrowercalcificationtissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
callosity, callusAn area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)
Broadersymptom(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Spanishdureza
English > hardening: 3 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization.
Example"the hardening of concrete"
Synonymssolidifying, solidification, set, curing
Part ofplastinationA process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues
Narrowercongealment, congelationThe process of congealing
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Spanishcuración, endurecimiento, solidificación
Catalancuració, solidificació
Verbshardenbecome hard or harder
English > hardening: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of making something harder (firmer or tighter / tighter or more compact).
Narrowerannealing, temperinghardening something by heat treatment
Broaderchange of integrityThe act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
Spanishendurecimiento
Catalanenduriment
Verbshardenmake hard or harder

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