hardening  

  • Pronunciation of hardening: HH AA1 R D AH0 N IH0 NG ('hɑrdənɪŋ)

  • Number of syllables of hardening: 3

  • Pronunciation Video of hardening

  • Definition of 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  
  • Examples of hardening

    • In some ways they don't gel, in others they harden into cement.  
    • This causes the exterior of the material to harden faster than the interior.  
    • The water will harden as ice crystals upon the surface of the banana.  
    • The Albanian you had better harden in the smoke.  
    • The whole thing is then cooked again to harden the whites around the yolk.  
    • The second firing to harden and adhere the glaze.  
    • The young leaves can be eaten if gathered before the prickles harden.  
    • The flash is trimmed and then quenched to room temperature to harden the part.  
    • The ovaries all more or less cohere and harden in fruit.  
    • A third function is to harden the lining of the womb.  

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