Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In bot., zoöl., and anatomy, hardened; made thick and dense; calloused: as, an indurated swelling: applied in entomology to hard spots or elevations on a soft surface, etc.
- In geology, hardened; consolidated: applied specifically to fragmental sediments such as sandstone, clay, or shale.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of indurate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Hardened.
“Swamp or Hanover Square, to subscribe to a testimonial to some one of the best abused of these "indurated" sinners, in honor of his distinguished services in lowering some tax-rate, in suppressing some nuisance, in establishing some new municipal safeguard to life or property.”
“He says: "Of all the accidental productions met with among cattle, with the exception of wens, a certain kind of indurated tumor, chiefly situated about the head and throat, has abounded most in my practice.”
Cattle and Their Diseases Embracing Their History and Breeds, Crossing and Breeding, And Feeding and Management; With the Diseases to which They are Subject, And The Remedies Best Adapted to their Cure
“The one who is too lazy, idle, or indurated in convention to perform this work will not see or hear.”
“In coves and depressions, strongly-acid gley soils with indurated horizons occur.”
“Flatbrook Valley is underlain by sandstone, limestone, and other rocks, and is almost completely covered by glaciofluvial sediments dominated by gravels and partly indurated gravels.”
“However, partially indurated sands and gravels also occur, and form a belt of low cuestas that separate Ecoregion 84d from the mainly Tertiary sediments of Ecoregion 84b.”
“Ecoregions 84d and 84b are generally underlain by different ages of sediments, and are separated by a belt of low cuestas that are composed of partially indurated sands and gravels.”
“For it is I think that gives the asseveration such grace and dignity, so that a small but not insignificant wrong is done when (on a couple of occasions in Posthumous Keats) his precisely guarded hope is indurated into "his statement to his brother George, in 1818, that he would be among the English poets after his death," within "a future that meant to place him 'among the English poets.”
“Imagine if this presidential election cycle, rather than trading in gauzy platitudes on one hand, and restatements of indurated positions on the other, could actually rise to the level of debating the philosophical issues that derive from legitimate questions about the role of government in our lives.”
“In some areas, drainage is restricted by shallow depth, low relief, clay subsoils or indurated laterite, and this may result in seasonal waterlogging.”
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