Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: verb

To make or become hard or harder.

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Usage examples "harden":

  1. Their bodies are covered with short soft spines, which, however, speedily harden. - "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale.
  2. Nay, O my children, harden not your hearts to such warfare, neither turn upon her own heart the mastering might of your country; and thou, be thou first to forgive, who drawest thy descent from heaven; cast down the weapons from thy hand, O blood of mine. - "The Aeneid of Virgil", Virgil.
  3. Harden comes right out in the open. - "The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon", Newell Dwight Hillis.