Dictionary Results for hardening

1. hardening - noun

· abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue

Hypernym(s): symptom

2. hardening - noun

· the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"

Synonym(s): solidifying, solidification, set, curing

Hypernym(s): natural_process, natural_action, action, activity

3. hardening - noun

· the act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact)

Hypernym(s): change_of_integrity

4. harden - verb

· become hard or harder; "The wax hardened"

Synonym(s): indurate

Hypernym(s): change

Antonym(s): soften

5. harden - verb

· make hard or harder; "The cold hardened the butter"

Synonym(s): indurate

Hypernym(s): change

Antonym(s): soften

6. harden - verb

· harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"

Synonym(s): temper

Hypernym(s): modify

7. harden - verb

· make fit; "This trip will season even the hardiest traveller"

Synonym(s): season

Hypernym(s): toughen

8. harden - verb

· cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"

Synonym(s): inure, indurate

Hypernym(s): habituate, accustom

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