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Definition 1: physically toughened - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • the tough bottoms of his feet

Synonyms for toughened in the sense of this definition

(toughened is similar to ...) having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear

"calloused skin" "with a workman's callous hands"

(toughened is similar to ...) made tough by habitual exposure

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

(toughened is similar to ...) tanned and coarsened from being outdoors

"a weather-beaten face"

(means also ...) sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring

"with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"

(means also ...) having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation

(means also ...) having strength or power greater than average or expected

"a strong radio signal" "strong medicine" "a strong man"

Definition 2: made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a sword of tempered steel
  • tempered glass

Synonyms for toughened in the sense of this definition

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

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

"sunbaked adobe bricks"

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