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  1. hardening(noun)

    abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue

    Synonyms:
    set, solidifying, curing, solidification

  2. hardening, solidifying, solidification, set, curing(noun)

    the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization

    "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"

    Synonyms:
    band, set, curing, circle, solidifying, exercise set, lot, solidification, readiness, bent, stage set

  3. hardening(noun)

    the act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact)

    Synonyms:
    set, solidifying, curing, solidification

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hardening(n)

    Synonyms:
    induration, habituation, confirmation, solidification, petrifaction, ossification, sclerosis (Med.)

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  1. Ivis Fernndez:

    In the middle of the hardening of the blockade on Cuba, the activation of Title III of Helms-Burton by the president of the United States, were assuming responsibility for injecting foreign exchange and developing the economy.

  2. Bulent Arinc:

    In the past, when we went onto the street our supporters liked us very much. The opposition...felt respect, now I sense a look of hatred. There is a hardening, a polarization, a division into camps.

  3. Kathy Lien:

    If payrolls rise less than 200k, we could see a stronger rally in EUR/USD and a steeper decline in USD/JPY because a weak report would lead investors to think that the Federal Reserve will be more patient with raising interest rates, a stronger report however would be extremely positive for the greenback by hardening expectations for a 2015 rate increase.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    For now, we can say for certain that we need to redouble our efforts to defend our country from threats at home and abroad.That means defeating international terror groups, working with allies and partners to go after them wherever they are, countering their attempts to recruit people here and everywhere, and hardening our defenses at home. It also means refusing to be intimidated and staying true to our values.

  5. Daniel Hokanson:

    But at the same time, we need to be smart about how we approach this new posture, unfortunately, we've had in our country other incidents of terrorism both foreign and domestic and we want to look to see what had been the best approaches to hardening without looking like we're hardening our security.

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