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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
References in classic literature ?
Well, hardening my heart, and putting my diffidence into my ragged pocket, I approached Peter Petrovitch, and halted before him more dead than alive.
These processes can be to treat the whole gear or just focused on the teeth themselves and among the most common are carburizing, induction hardening and nitriding.
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The influence of strain-path changes on flow stress and work hardening performance was discussed in detail.
Radiation hardening is the act of making electronic components and systems resistant to damage or malfunctions caused by ionizing radiation such as those encountered in outer space, high-altitude flights, around nuclear reactors, particle accelerators, during nuclear accidents or nuclear warfare.
"The adhesive also has to be very reactive and harden quickly during joining." The researchers' concept combines resins and hardening agents that melt at different temperatures.
Older individuals without dementia who have stiffening or hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis, caused by the buildup of hard deposits of cholesterol, fat, and other substances along arterial walls) have a higher risk for brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Because the repairing concrete endures constant impact from traffic-induced bridge vibration during the pouring, setting, and hardening processes, the impact of vibration on the mechanical performance and durability of repairing HPC for bridge deck pavement deserves our attention.
Both property and casualty insurance markets are in the midst of hardening, according to a survey of CFOs at leading North American P&C insurers.
Fiber laser is expected to be suitable for surface hardening of carbon steels, because the wavelength of radiation produced by laser diodes can be efficiently absorbed by iron-based materials [10].
A great example off a new product development is DST-DEGREEZ/13 which was developed in close corporation with the Bodycote hardening plant in Venlo, the Netherlands.