Make+callous

  • 1callous — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin callosus, from callum, callus callous skin Date: 15th century 1. a. being hardened and thickened b. having calluses < callous hands > 2. a. feeling no emotion b. feeli …

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  • 2callous — cal·lous || kælÉ™s adj. hard; unfeeling n. patch of hardened skin v. become hard, become roughened; make hard or rough, make callous …

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  • 3callous — [kal′əs] adj. [ME &LT; L callosus &LT; callum, hard skin] 1. a) having calluses b) thick and hardened: usually calloused 2. lacking pity, mercy, etc.; unfeeling vt., vi. to make or become callous n …

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  • 4callous — callously, adv. callousness, n. /kal euhs/, adj. 1. made hard; hardened. 2. insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic: They have a callous attitude toward the sufferings of others. 3. having a callus; indurated, as parts of the skin exposed to&#8230; …

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  • 5callous — cal•lous [[t]ˈkæl əs[/t]] adj. 1) made hard; hardened 2) insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic 3) pat having a callus; indurated, as parts of the skin exposed to friction 4) pat to make or become hard or callous • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME&#8230; …

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  • 6harden — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. anneal, fire; steel; congeal, thicken (see hardness); accustom, inure, blunt. See habit, insensibility. Ant., soften. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To make less pervious] Syn. steel, temper, anneal, solidify …

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  • 7harden — [v1] make or become solid amalgamate, anneal, bake, brace, buttress, cake, calcify, callous, cement, close, clot, coagulate, compact, congeal, consolidate, contract, crystallize, curdle, densify, dry, firm, fix, fortify, fossilize, freeze, gird,&#8230; …

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  • 8harden — I. v. a. 1. Indurate, make hard, make callous. 2. Habituate, inure, season, accustom, form, train, discipline. 3. Strengthen, fortify, steel, nerve, brace. 4. Sear, make callous, render insensible or unimpressible, make unfeeling. 5. Make&#8230; …

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  • 9in|du|rate — «verb. IHN du rayt, dyu ; adjective. IHN du riht, dyu », verb, rat|ed, rat|ing, adjective. –v.t. 1. to make (a substance) hard; harden: »Surgeons…Spend raptures upon perfect specimens Of indurated veins (Elizabeth Barret …

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  • 10cal´lous|ness — cal|lous «KAL uhs», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. having a callus; hard; hardened: »Going barefoot makes the bottoms of your feet callous. 2. Figurative. unfeeling; not sensitive: »Only a callous person can see suffering without trying to relieve it …

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  • 11cal´lous|ly — cal|lous «KAL uhs», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. having a callus; hard; hardened: »Going barefoot makes the bottoms of your feet callous. 2. Figurative. unfeeling; not sensitive: »Only a callous person can see suffering without trying to relieve it …

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  • 12cal|lous — «KAL uhs», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. having a callus; hard; hardened: »Going barefoot makes the bottoms of your feet callous. 2. Figurative. unfeeling; not sensitive: »Only a callous person can see suffering without trying to relieve it.&#8230; …

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  • 13indurate — v. /in doo rayt , dyoo /; adj. /in doo rit, dyoo ; in door it, dyoor /, v., indurated, indurating, adj. v.t. 1. to make hard; harden, as rock, tissue, etc.: Cold indurates the soil. 2. to make callous, stubborn, or unfeeling: transgressions that&#8230; …

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  • 14indurate — [in′do͞o rāt΄, in′dyo͞orāt΄] vt. indurated, indurating [&LT; L induratus, pp. of indurare, to make hard &LT; in , in + durare, to harden &LT; durus, hard: see DURABLE] 1. to make hard; harden 2. to make callous, unfeeling, or stubborn 3. to cause …

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  • 15harden — [härd′ n] vt. [ME hardnen &LT; ON harthna & &LT; ME hard, HARD] 1. to make solid, rigid, or firm 2. to make callous [to harden one s heart] 3. to accustom to varying or adverse conditions or climate vi. to become solid, rigid, callous, etc …

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  • 16tylosis — /tuy loh sis/, n., pl. tyloses / seez/. Bot. a bubblelike formation in the cavity of tracheids or vessels in the wood of trees, consisting of protoplasm intruded from adjacent parenchyma cells. [1875 80; < Gk týlosis act of making callous, equiv …

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  • 17indurate — 1. adjective Indurated, obstinate, unfeeling, callous. 2. verb a) to harden or to grow hard b) to make callous or …

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  • 18indurate — in•du•rate v. [[t]ˈɪn dʊˌreɪt, dyʊ [/t]] adj. [[t]ˈɪn dʊ rɪt, dyʊ ; ɪnˈdʊər ɪt, ˈdyʊər [/t]] v. rat•ed, rat•ing, adj. 1) to make hard; harden: Pressure and heat indurate the rock[/ex] 2) to make callous, stubborn, or unfeeling 3) to inure;&#8230; …

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  • 19harden — verb (hardened; hardening) Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to make hard or harder 2. to confirm in disposition, feelings, or action; especially to make callous < hardened his heart > 3. a. inure, to …

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  • 20caseharden — /kays hahr dn/, v.t. 1. Metall. to make the outside surface of (an alloy having an iron base) hard by carburizing and heat treatment, leaving the interior tough and ductile. 2. to harden in spirit so as to render insensible or insensitive to&#8230; …

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