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hardened meaning and definition

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HARDENED adjective

Definition of hardened (adjective)

  1. used of persons; emotionally hardened
  2. made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
  3. protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
    • "hardened missile silos"
    • antonym: 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)
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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