Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of HARDENING

Pronunciation:  'hârdning

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact)
  2. [n]  the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
  3. [n]  abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue
 

HARDENING is a 9 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: set, solidification, solidifying
 
 See Also: action, activity, annealing, calcification, callosity, callus, change of integrity, natural action, natural process, symptom, tempering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hard"en*ing\, n.
1. Making hard or harder.

2. That which hardens, as a material used for converting the
   surface of iron into steel.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abidingness, acclimation, acclimatization, accommodation, accustoming, adaption, adjustment, agglutination, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, breaking, breaking-in, calcification, callusing, case hardening, changelessness, clumping, clustering, compression, concentration, concretion, condensation, conditioning, consolidation, constancy, cornification, crystallization, densification, domestication, durability, durableness, duration, endurance, familiarization, firming, firmness, fixedness, fortification, fossilization, frozenness, granulation, habituation, hornification, housebreaking, immobility, immovability, immovableness, immutability, induration, indurative, inurement, invariability, invariableness, inveteracy, invigoration, lapidification, lastingness, lithification, long standing, naturalization, orientation, ossification, permanence, permanency, perpetualness, persistence, persistency, petrifaction, petrifactive, petrification, petrifying, quiescence, refreshment, reinforcement, reinvigoration, restrengthening, revivification, rigidity, sclerosis, seasoning, setting, solidification, solidity, stability, standing, stasis, steadfastness, steeling, stiffening, strengthening, taming, tempering, torpor, toughening, training, unchangeability, unchangingness, vitrifaction, vitrification
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY