Induration In`du*ra"tion, n. [Cf. F. induration, L. induratio hardness of heart.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of hardening, or the process of growing hard. [1913 Webster]

2. State of being indurated, or of having become hard. [1913 Webster]

3. Hardness of character, manner, sensibility, etc.; obduracy; stiffness; lack of pliancy or feeling. [1913 Webster]

A certain induration of character had arisen from long habits of business. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

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  • Induration — (lat.), Verhärtung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • induration — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. induracion hardness, obstinacy (14c.) or directly from M.L. indurationem (nom. induratio) hardness (especially of the heart), noun of action from indurare (see ENDURE (Cf. endure)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Induration — SignSymptom infobox Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|R|23|4|r|20 ICD9 = ICD9|782.8 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Induration (in doo rā shən, dyoo ), a noun, means, in terms of pathology …   Wikipedia

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  • induration — indurative, adj. /in doo ray sheuhn, dyoo /, n. 1. the act of indurating. 2. the state of being indurated. 3. Geol. a. lithification. b. hardening of rock by heat or pressure. 4. Pathol. a. a hardening of an area of the body as a reaction to… …   Universalium

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