Induration

In`du*ra"tion

(?), n. [Cf. F. induration, L. induratio hardness of heart.]
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1. The act of hardening, or the process of growing hard.
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2. State of being indurated, or of having become hard.
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3. Hardness of character, manner, sensibility, etc.; obduracy; stiffness; lack of pliancy or feeling.
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A certain induration of character had arisen from long habits of business.
Coleridge.
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