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Definition of 'hardened'

See also: harden 


  1. used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case-hardened judge"
       Synonyms: case-hardened hard-boiled
  2. made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"
       Synonyms: tempered treated toughened
       Antonyms: untempered unhardened
  3. protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons); "hardened missile silos"
       Antonyms: soft
  4. made tough by habitual exposure; "hardened fishermen"; "a peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured"- Robert Lynd; "our successors...may be graver, more inured and equable men"- V.S.Pritchett
       Synonyms: enured inured
  5. converted to solid form (as concrete)
       Synonyms: set

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