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synonyms for hardening

  • crystallization
  • setting
  • solidification
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How to use hardening in a sentence

It is also a question of hardening mindsets, as China cuts itself off from the rest of the world and runs a risk of becoming a second “hermit kingdom” similar to North Korea.
WE MUST LEARN FROM THE FAILED GLOBAL RESPONSE TO COVID-19KEVIN RUDDDECEMBER 29, 2021TIME
A hardening study commissioned in 2007 showed Entergy that it needed to support coastal transmission lines with concrete and steel poles, rather than wood poles, the company said.
LOUISIANA POWER OUTAGES RENEW QUESTIONS ABOUT UTILITY GIANT’S PREPAREDNESS FOR STORMSDOUGLAS MACMILLAN, BETH REINHARDAUGUST 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As the new crust hardens, its iron-bearing minerals align with the current orientation of Earth’s magnetic field, and the hardening rocks become a new stripe in the pattern.
A WWII SUBMARINE-HUNTING DEVICE HELPED PROVE THE THEORY OF PLATE TECTONICSCAROLYN GRAMLINGJULY 2, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
She saw the tightening of his lips, the hardening of his eyes, beyond which he gave no other sign that she had hit him.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
There was in it the indefinable hardening and ageing which seemed to Boyson to have affected the whole personality.
MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
She talked nearly all the way over, sobbing at times, and then hardening herself with scolding.
A YANKEE FROM THE WESTOPIE READ
She stepped back with her mouth hardening and the gleam still in her eyes.
COLONIAL BORNG. FIRTH SCOTT
“Have my share of that money,” said Katrine, with a peculiar hardening of her face.
THE DARK HOUSEGEORG MANVILLE FENN
Hardening of the arteries, an old-age disease, is rapidly becoming in this country a disease of the middle aged.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
They think "Irreverence for the dreams of youth" always comes from "the hardening of the heart."
GIRLS AND WOMENHARRIET E. PAINE (AKA E. CHESTER}
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