HyperDic: hardened

English > 5 senses of the word hardened:
ADJECTIVEallhardened, case-hardened, hard-boiledused of persons
allhardened, tempered, treated, toughenedmade hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
allhardenedprotected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
allhardened, enured, inuredmade tough by habitual exposure
allhardened, setconverted to solid form (as concrete)
hardened > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'rdahnd
Rhymesabandoned ... Zealand: 132 rhymes with ahnd...
English > hardened: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUsed of persons; emotionally hardened.
Example"faced a case-hardened judge"
Synonymscase-hardened, hard-boiled
Broaderharddispassionate
Spanishcalloso, endurecido
English > hardened: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmade hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment.
Synonymstempered, treated, toughened
NarrowercurableCapable of being hardened by some additive or other agent
sunbakedbaked or hardened by exposure to sunlight
Oppositeuntempered, unhardenednot brought to a proper consistency or hardness
Spanishtemplado
English > hardened: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningprotected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons).
Example"hardened missile silos"
Oppositesoftnot protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
English > hardened: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaningmade tough by habitual exposure.
Example"hardened fishermen"
Synonymsenured, inured
Broadertough, toughenedphysically toughened
Spanishendurecido
English > hardened: 5 senses > adjective 5
Meaningconverted to solid form (as concrete).
Synonymset
BroaderhardResisting weight or pressure
Spanishendurecido
Adverbshardinto a solid condition

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