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Another word for harden

  1. To make or become physically hard

      1. To make solid, compact, or hard:
      2. To make strong or united:
      3. To become solid:
      1. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
      2. To put into a specified state:
      3. To cause to begin an action:
      1. To convert (wood or other organic matter) into a stony replica by petrifaction.
      2. To cause to lose vitality or become impervious to change; deaden:
      3. To stun or paralyze with terror; daze.
      1. To make hard; harden:
      2. To inure, as to hardship or ridicule.
      3. To make callous or obdurate:
      1. Free from liquid or moisture:
      2. Having or characterized by little or no rain:
      3. Marked by the absence of natural or normal moisture:
      1. To solidify or coagulate:
      2. To come together so as to form a whole or produce a result:
      3. To cause to solidify or coagulate:
      1. Of or relating to an actual, specific thing or instance; particular:
      2. Relating to nouns, such as flower or rain, that denote a material or tangible object or phenomenon.
      3. Existing in reality or in real experience; perceptible by the senses; real:
      1. A sweet baked food made of flour, liquid, eggs, and other ingredients, such as raising agents and flavorings.
      2. A flat rounded mass of dough or batter, such as a pancake that is baked or fried.
      3. A flat rounded mass of hashed or chopped food that is baked or fried; a patty.
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  2. To make firmer in a particular conviction or habit

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  3. To make resistant to hardship, especially through continued exposure

      1. To make or become tough.
      1. One of the four natural divisions of the year, spring, summer, fall, and winter, in the North and South Temperate zones. Each season, beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, is characterized by specific meteorological or climatic conditions.
      2. The two divisions of the year, rainy and dry, in some tropical regions.
      3. A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops:
      1. To make hard; harden:
      2. To inure, as to hardship or ridicule.
      3. To make callous or obdurate:
      1. To harden the surface or case of (iron or steel) by high-temperature shallow infusion of carbon followed by quenching.
      2. To make callous or insensitive.
      1. To acclimate.
      2. To adapt (oneself), especially to environmental or climatic changes.
      3. To become acclimated or adapted.
      1. To accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt.

Another word for harden

  1. To make less pervious

  2. To become less penetrable

  3. To toughen