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Definition of Hardening


  1. of Harden
  2. Making hard or harder.
  3. That which hardens, as a material used for converting the surface of iron into steel.

Hardening Quotations

Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.
Edith Wharton

The most tremendous judgment of God in this world is the hardening of the hearts of men.
John Owen

Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.
Ellen Key

With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs.
James Thurber

I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage, failing kidneys, hardening arteries, pain, and suffering should be made available.
Layne Staley
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Hardening Translations

hardening in French is durcissement, endurcissant, durcissant
hardening in Italian is indurire
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