In`du*ra"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. induration, L. induratio hardness of heart.]


The act of hardening, or the process of growing hard.


State of being indurated, or of having become hard.


Hardness of character, manner, sensibility, etc.; obduracy; stiffness; want of pliancy or feeling.

A certain induration of character had arisen from long habits of business. Coleridge.


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