Synonyms of hardening


1. hardening, symptom

usage: abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue

2. hardening, solidifying, solidification, set, curing, natural process, natural action, action, activity

usage: 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. hardening, change of integrity

usage: the act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact)


1. harden, indurate, change

usage: become hard or harder; "The wax hardened"

2. harden, indurate, change

usage: make hard or harder; "The cold hardened the butter"

3. temper, harden, modify

usage: harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"

4. season, harden, toughen

usage: make fit; "This trip will season even the hardiest traveller"

5. inure, harden, indurate, habituate, accustom

usage: cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"

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Definition and meaning of hardening (Dictionary)