1. [syn: sclerosis, induration]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Induration \In`du*ra"tion\, n. [Cf. F. induration, L. induratio
hardness of heart.]
1. The act of hardening, or the process of growing hard.
2. State of being indurated, or of having become hard.
3. Hardness of character, manner, sensibility, etc.;
obduracy; stiffness; lack of pliancy or feeling.
A certain induration of character had arisen from
long habits of business. --Coleridge.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "induration":
Philistinism, armor, callosity, callousness, callus, flintiness,
formidable defenses, hard heart, hard shell, hardenedness,
hardheartedness, hardness, hardness of heart, heart of stone,
imperviousness, insensitiveness, insensitivity, inuredness,
obduracy, obdurateness, rhinoceros hide, stoniness, thick skin