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obdure (third-person singular simple present obdures, present participle obduring, simple past and past participle obdured)

  1. (obsolete) To harden.
    • Milton
      This saw his hapless foes, but stood obdur'd.
    • Bishop Hall
      [] this spiritual edge shall either turn again, or, through our weak wieldance, not enter the stubborn and thick hide of obdured hearts []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for obdure in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)