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    hardened - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hardened

    Definition
    (adj) used of persons; emotionally hardened
    Synonyms : case-hardened , hard-boiled
    Example Sentence
    • faced a case-hardened judge
    Definition
    (adj) made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
    Synonyms : tempered , toughened , treated
    Example Sentence
    • a sword of tempered steel
    • tempered glass
    Definition
    (adj) protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
    Example Sentence
    • hardened missile silos
    Definition
    (adj) made tough by habitual exposure
    Synonyms : enured , inured
    Example Sentence
    • hardened fishermen
    • a peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured
    • our successors...may be graver, more inured and equable men
    Definition
    (adj) converted to solid form (as concrete)
    Synonyms : set
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