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Very experienced in a particular job or activity and therefore not easily upset by its more unpleasant aspects
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“Experienced sportsmen become hardened and learn to deal with this sort of thing.”
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Utterly fixed in a habit or way of life seen as bad
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“Wouldn't you rather have people like this coming out into society instead of hardened criminals?”
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Strengthened or made secure against attack, especially by nuclear weapons
“In order to improve the ductility and toughness of hardened steel, it is reheated for a relatively short time at the moderate temperature.”
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Stubbornly, and usually unreasonably, holding to an opinion, decision or purpose
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Not having or showing feeling or sympathy
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Resolute and steadfast in one's will or ambition
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Experienced, especially in terms of a profession or a hobby
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Consisting of matter all through
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Having a rigid shell
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Morally unprincipled
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Having or demonstrating an unwavering devotion toward someone or something
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Having practical or experimental, rather than theoretical, knowledge
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Having a tough, hard texture like leather
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Shielded or protected from attack or damage
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Having become or being made callous
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Baked by the heat of the sun
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Experiencing or showing doubt or skepticism
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No longer nubile or suitable for marriage, in reference to people
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(lost to) Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery
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Showing a lack of respect for God or religion
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(of an object or food) Free from moisture or liquid
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(of a place) Prone to violence or disturbance
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Cheerfully unconcerned about the future or things in general
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Having a familiarity with, or knowledge of, the world
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Past tense for to make or become physically hard or harder
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“Indigenous people of those areas were the first to notice that the liquid would gradually harden and turn black on exposure to air.”
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Past tense for to cause someone or something to become stronger, literally or figuratively
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“Of course, she would read what he had written, and in his words find that which would harden her against the trials to come.”
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Past tense for to cause (someone) to become accustomed to a difficult situation or environment
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“She juggled three jobs to pay for an overseas adventure that would harden her to the battles she would later have in business.”
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Past tense for to dull or desensitize, emotionally or physically
“An instant later, her eyes seemed to harden and become as hard and cold as the rock whose color they took.”
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Past tense for to make or become brutal
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Past tense for to impart vigor, strength, or vitality to
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Past tense for to become covered in ice, usually of a body of water
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Past tense for to constrict or become narrower
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Past tense for to come safely through a precarious situation
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Past tense for to sow or place in one's consciousness
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Past tense for to cause to become dry or devoid of moisture
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Past tense for to teach, train or educate in a given field
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Past tense for to gradually appear or develop
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