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hardening   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋhɑrdNIŋ 〕


〔 ˊhɑːdniŋ 〕

Overview of noun hardening

The noun hardening has 3 senses

  • hardening -- (abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue)

  • hardening, solidifying, solidification, set, curing -- (the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue")

  • hardening -- (the act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact))

Overview of verb harden

The verb harden has 5 senses

  • harden, indurate -- (become hard or harder; "The wax hardened")

  • harden, indurate -- (make hard or harder; "The cold hardened the butter")

  • temper, harden -- (harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel")

  • season, harden -- (make fit; "This trip will season even the hardiest traveller")

  • inure, harden, indurate -- (cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold")