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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