Definition of indurate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈind(y)əˌrāt/


[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.



Pronunciation: /ˌind(y)əˈrāSH(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.


Pronunciation: /ˈind(y)əˌrādiv/
Example sentences
  • Changes of peripheral extremities: red palms and soles; indurative oedema; desquamation of finger tips during convalescence


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

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Syllabification: in·du·rate

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