Meaning of indurate in English:

indurate

Pronunciation /ˈɪndjʊreɪt/

verb

[with object]
  • Harden.

    ‘these sedimentary deposits, under the weight of the upper beds, would quickly indurate’
    • ‘Sandstone is indurated sand, composed of silicilastic grains bound together by chemically precipitated cement or a recrystallized matrix of fine sediment.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Crab fossils were found within the lowest portion of the exposed Bahariya Formation in a blue-gray indurated shale.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If deep tissue damage is also present, the area may be indurated or boggy when palpated.’
    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

Origin

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