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English adjective: hardened

1. hardened used of persons; emotionally hardened

SamplesFaced a case-hardened judge.

Synonymscase-hardened, hard-boiled



2. hardened made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment

SamplesA sword of tempered steel.
Tempered glass.

Synonymstempered, toughened, treated

Similarcurable, sunbaked

Antonymsunhardened, untempered

3. hardened protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)

SamplesHardened missile silos.


4. hardened made tough by habitual exposure

SamplesHardened fishermen.
A peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured.
Our successors...may be graver, more inured and equable men.

Synonymsenured, inured

Similartough, toughened

Antonymsuntoughened, tender

5. hardened converted to solid form (as concrete)




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