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hard·en·ing

 (här′dn-ĭng)
n.
1. The act or process of becoming hard or harder.
2. Something that hardens, as a substance added to iron to yield steel.
3. Gradual exposure of plants to cold weather.

hardening

(ˈhɑːdənɪŋ)
n
1. the act or process of becoming or making hard
2. a substance added to another substance or material to make it harder
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hardening - abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
callosity, callus - an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)
calcification - tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
2.hardening - the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
congealment, congelation - the process of congealing; solidification by (or as if by) freezing
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
plastination - a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"
3.hardening - the act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact)
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
annealing, tempering - hardening something by heat treatment
Translations

hardening

[ˈhɑːdnɪŋ] N
1. (lit) → endurecimiento m
hardening of the arteriesendurecimiento m de las arterias, arteriosclerosis f
2. (fig) [of attitude] → radicalización f
3. (Comm) [of prices, economy] → estabilización f, consolidación f

hardening

[ˈhɑːrdənɪŋ] n
[attitude, position] → durcissement mhard-fought [ˌhɑːrdˈfɔːt] adj [battle] → acharné(e); [election, competition] → âprement disputé(e)hard hat n
[construction worker] → casque m (= riding hat) → bombe f
(US) (= construction worker) → ouvrier/ière m/f du bâtimenthard-headed [ˌhɑːrdˈhɛdɪd] adj [person] → pragmatiquehard-hearted [ˌhɑːrdˈhɑːrtɪd] adjdur(e), impitoyablehard-hitting [ˌhɑːrdˈhɪtɪŋ] adj [speech, article] → sans complaisancehard labour (British) hard labor (US) ntravaux mpl forcéshard left nextrême gauche fhard left hard-left modif [party, leader] → d'extrême gauche; [belief, viewpoint] → d'extrême gauche

hardening

n (of steel)(Er)härten nt, → Härtung f; (fig)Verhärten nt, → Verhärtung f; (St Ex) → Versteifung f, → Festigung f; (= rise)Anziehen nt; I noticed a hardening of his attitudeich habe bemerkt, dass sich seine Einstellung verhärtet; hardening of the arteriesArterienverkalkung f

hardening

[ˈhɑːdnɪŋ] nindurimento

hard·en·ing

n. endurecimiento, solidez.
___ of the arteriesarterioesclerosis.

hardening

n endurecimiento; — of the arteries aterosclerosis f (form), endurecimiento de las arterias
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Well, hardening my heart, and putting my diffidence into my ragged pocket, I approached Peter Petrovitch, and halted before him more dead than alive.
52 equivalents per one equivalent of hydroxyl group of the component, and wherein the paint composition is hardened solely by baking, not hardening by ultraviolet radiation, such that the Young's modulus of the hardened paint film obtained from the paint composition is not more than 1.
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But a new period of hardening ensues, at different times for particular segments of American life, and in his conclusion Barone is enthusiastic about the performance of American business and entrepreneurship and American military might in Iraq (both wars) and Afghanistan.
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I consider hardening the Internet the single most important security issue the business community faces.
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