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1. harden

verb. ['ˈhɑːrdən'] become hard or harder.

Synonyms

  • callus
  • encrust
  • change
  • incrust
  • indurate
  • calcify

Antonyms

  • stay
  • soften
  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hard (English)
  • heard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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How do you pronounce harden?

Pronounce harden as ˈhɑrdən.

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Example sentences of the word harden


1. Verb, base form
Use the glue immediately and do not store it because it will harden and become unusable.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Let the wrap dry and harden before turning the water back on.

3. Adjective
Leave for 48 hours to let the clay completely harden.

2. face-harden

verb. harden steel by adding carbon.

Synonyms

  • harden

Antonyms

  • decalcify
  • stay

3. harden

verb. ['ˈhɑːrdən'] harden by reheating and cooling in oil.

Synonyms

  • temper

Antonyms

  • increase
  • demilitarize

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hard (English)
  • heard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. harden

verb. ['ˈhɑːrdən'] make fit.

Synonyms

  • season

Antonyms

  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hard (English)
  • heard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. harden

verb. ['ˈhɑːrdən'] cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate.

Synonyms

  • accustom
  • cauterize
  • cauterise
  • brace oneself for
  • callous
  • inure
  • prepare for
  • indurate
  • steel oneself against
  • habituate

Antonyms

  • sensitive
  • abstain
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hard (English)
  • heard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. harden

verb. ['ˈhɑːrdən'] make hard or harder.

Synonyms

  • temper
  • face-harden
  • change
  • anneal
  • normalize
  • indurate

Antonyms

  • soften
  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hard (English)
  • heard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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