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Adjective
Very experienced in a particular job or activity and therefore not easily upset by its more unpleasant aspects
“Experienced sportsmen become hardened and learn to deal with this sort of thing.”
Adjective
Utterly fixed in a habit or way of life seen as bad
“Wouldn't you rather have people like this coming out into society instead of hardened criminals?”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
“… hardened cynics regarded those TV shows as being anything but reality-based.”
Verb
Simple past tense for make or become hard or harder
“I have seen soft teeth harden after cod liver oil and lots of butter are added to the diet.”
Verb
Simple past tense for make or become more severe and less sympathetic
“An instant later her eyes seemed to harden and become as hard and cold as the rock whose color they took.”
Verb
Past participle for make or become hard or harder
“I have seen soft teeth harden after cod liver oil and lots of butter are added to the diet.”
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