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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·du·rate /ˈɪndəˌret, djə-/
 (vt.)使堅固,變堅固,使硬化(a.)堅固的,無感覺的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·du·rate a.
 1. Hardened; not soft; indurated.
 2. Without sensibility; unfeeling; obdurate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·du·rate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indurated p. pr. & vb. n. Indurating ]
 1. To make hard; as, extreme heat indurates clay; some fossils are indurated by exposure to the air.
 2. To make unfeeling; to deprive of sensibility; to render obdurate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·du·rate, v. i. To grow hard; to harden, or become hard; as, clay indurates by drying, and by heat.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 indurate
      adj : emotionally hardened; "a callous indifference to suffering";
            "cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion" [syn: callous,
             thick-skinned, pachydermatous]
      v 1: become fixed or established; "indurated customs"
      2: make hard or harder; "The cold hardened the butter" [syn: harden]
         [ant: soften]
      3: become hard or harder; "The wax hardened" [syn: harden]
         [ant: soften]
      4: cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was
         inured to the cold" [syn: inure, harden]