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induration


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Induration  \In`du*ra"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  induration,  L.  induratio 
  hardness  of  heart.] 
  1.  The  act  of  hardening,  or  the  process  of  growing  hard. 
 
  2.  State  of  being  indurated,  or  of  having  become  hard. 
 
  3.  Hardness  of  character,  manner,  sensibility,  etc.; 
  obduracy;  stiffness;  want  of  pliancy  or  feeling. 
 
  A  certain  induration  of  character  had  arisen  from 
  long  habits  of  business.  --Coleridge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  induration 
  n  :  any  pathological  hardening  or  thickening  of  tissue  [syn:  {sclerosis}] 




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