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adamantine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adamantine  \Ad`a*man"tine\,  a.  [L.  adamantinus  Gr  ?.] 
  1.  Made  of  adamant,  or  having  the  qualities  of  adamant; 
  incapable  of  being  broken,  dissolved,  or  penetrated;  as 
  adamantine  bonds  or  chains. 
 
  2.  (Min.)  Like  the  diamond  in  hardness  or  luster. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adamantine 
  adj  1:  consisting  of  or  having  the  hardness  of  adamant 
  2:  having  the  hardness  of  a  diamond 
  3:  not  capable  of  being  swayed  or  diverted  from  a  course; 
  unsusceptible  to  persuasion;  "he  is  adamant  in  his  refusal 
  to  change  his  mind";  "Cynthia  was  inexorable;  she  would 
  have  none  of  him"-  W.Churchill;  "an  intransigent 
  conservative  opposed  to  every  liberal  tendancy"  [syn:  {adamant}, 
  {inexorable},  {intransigent}] 




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