Definitions for: Hardening

[n] the act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact)
[n] the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
[n] abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue

Webster (1913) Definition: Hard"en*ing, n.
1. Making hard or harder.

2. That which hardens, as a material used for converting the
surface of iron into steel.

Synonyms: set, solidification, solidifying

See Also: action, activity, annealing, calcification, callosity, callus, change of integrity, natural action, natural process, symptom, tempering

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