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Definition 1: become hard or harder - [verb of change]

Samples where harden or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The wax hardened

Synonyms for harden in the sense of this definition

(harden is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of harden ) form a crust or a hard layer

(... is a kind of harden ) form a callus or calluses

"His foot callused"

(... is a kind of harden ) become impregnated with calcium salts

(... is a kind of harden ) make (substances) hard and improve their usability

"cure resin" "cure cement" "cure soap"

(harden has a similar meaning as ...) make hard or harder

"The cold hardened the butter"

Definition 2: make hard or harder - [verb of change]

Samples where harden or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cold hardened the butter

Synonyms for harden in the sense of this definition

(harden is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of harden ) harden steel by adding carbon

(... is a kind of harden ) cause a callus to form on

"The long march had callused his feet"

(... is a kind of harden ) bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling

"temper glass"

(harden has a similar meaning as ...) become hard or harder

"The wax hardened"

Definition 3: make fit - [verb of change]

Samples where harden or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This trip will season even the hardiest traveller

Synonyms for harden in the sense of this definition

(harden is a kind of ...) make tough or tougher

"This experience will toughen her"

Definition 4: cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate - [verb of change]

Samples where harden or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was inured to the cold

Synonyms for harden in the sense of this definition

(harden is a kind of ...) make psychologically or physically used (to something)

"She became habituated to the background music"

(... is a kind of harden ) make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

(... is a kind of harden ) prepare mentally or emotionally for something unpleasant

Definition 5: harden by reheating and cooling in oil - [verb of change]

Samples where harden or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • temper steel

Synonyms for harden in the sense of this definition

(harden is a kind of ...) make less severe or harsh or extreme

"please modify this letter to make it more polite" "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

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