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Definition 1: made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where hardened or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sword of tempered steel
  • tempered glass

Synonyms for hardened in the sense of this definition

(hardened is similar to ...) capable of being hardened by some additive or other agent

(hardened is similar to ...) baked or hardened by exposure to sunlight; not burned

"sunbaked adobe bricks"

Definition 2: protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons) - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where hardened or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hardened missile silos

Definition 3: made tough by habitual exposure - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where hardened or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hardened fishermen
  • a peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured
  • our successors...may be graver, more inured and equable men

Synonyms for hardened in the sense of this definition

(hardened is similar to ...) physically toughened

"the tough bottoms of his feet"

Definition 4: converted to solid form (as concrete) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for hardened in the sense of this definition

(hardened is similar to ...) resisting weight or pressure

Definition 5: used of persons; emotionally hardened - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where hardened or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • faced a case-hardened judge

Synonyms for hardened in the sense of this definition

(hardened is similar to ...) dispassionate

"took a hard look" "a hard bargainer"

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