noun Date: 1953 sclerosis 1 <
hardening of the arteries

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  • Hardening — Harden Hard en (h[aum]rd n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hardened} ( nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hardening} ( n*[i^]ng).] [OE. hardnen, hardenen.] 1. To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden clay or iron. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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