hardened


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Harden \Hard"en\ (h[aum]rd"'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hardened
   (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hardening (-'n*[i^]ng).] [OE.
   hardnen, hardenen.]
   1. To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to
      indurate; as, to harden clay or iron.
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   2. To accustom by labor or suffering to endure with
      constancy; to strengthen; to stiffen; to inure; also, to
      confirm in wickedness or shame; to make unimpressionable.
      "Harden not your heart." --Ps. xcv. 8.
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            I would harden myself in sorrow.      --Job vi. 10.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hardened \Hard"ened\ (-'nd), a.
   1. Made hard, or harder, or compact; made unfeeling or
      callous; made obstinate or obdurate; confirmed in error or
      vice.

   2. Rendered resistant to the effects of nearby explosions;
      as, a hardened missile silo; hardened warhead electronics.
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   3. Experienced and inured to hardship; as, hardened combat
      troops.
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   4. Strongly habituated to a certain type of behavior, and
      unlikely to change; as, a hardened criminal. Usually used
      only of behavior perceived negatively.
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   Syn: Impenetrable; hard; obdurate; callous; unfeeling;
        unsusceptible; insensible. See Obdurate.
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