Definition of indurate in English:

indurate

Line breaks: in¦dur|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈɪndjʊreɪt
 
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verb

[with object] (usually as adjective indurated)
Harden: a bed of indurated clay
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

induration

Pronunciation: /-ˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • This substantiates its folk use for indurations and/or tumors of the abdomen, eyes and liver.
  • Severe local reactions (defined as edema or induration >120 mm) occurred after 1% of vaccinations.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma lesions vary in appearance and usually appear as dull, red lesions with scaling and induration.

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