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noun as in thickening

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After the 2018 shooting at Sante Fe High School, Texas allocated $100 million for schools to use on hardening measures, including metal detectors, bullet-resistant glass, and campus-wide active shooter alarm systems.

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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.

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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.

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.

The quicker the finished product gets into the hardening cabinet, the smaller the ice crystals.

The drug halts the development of atherosclerosis, a word referring to the hardening of the arteries.

The force of the two reacting spreads the foam through the chest cavity, hardening to apply pressure to any bleed sites.

The hardening of an idea into a plan for a novel is a vague process and hard to describe.

He was found at autopsy to have severe hardening of his coronary arteries.

She saw the tightening of his lips, the hardening of his eyes, beyond which he gave no other sign that she had hit him.

There was in it the indefinable hardening and ageing which seemed to Boyson to have affected the whole personality.

She talked nearly all the way over, sobbing at times, and then hardening herself with scolding.

She stepped back with her mouth hardening and the gleam still in her eyes.

“Have my share of that money,” said Katrine, with a peculiar hardening of her face.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hardening, such as: crystallization, setting, and solidification.

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