in·du·rate /ˈɪndəˌret, djə-/
1. Hardened; not soft; indurated.
2. Without sensibility; unfeeling; obdurate.
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.
In·du·rate, v. i. To grow hard; to harden, or become hard; as, clay indurates by drying, and by heat.
adj : emotionally hardened; "a callous indifference to suffering";
"cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion" [syn: callous,
v 1: become fixed or established; "indurated customs"
2: make hard or harder; "The cold hardened the butter" [syn: harden]
3: become hard or harder; "The wax hardened" [syn: harden]
4: cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was
inured to the cold" [syn: inure, harden]