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

Definition of indurate in English:


[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.


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



Pronunciation: /ɪndjʊˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
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.

Words that rhyme with indurate

acculturate • depurate • pirate • quadrat • accurate

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