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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hardened  \Hard"ened\,  a. 
  Made  hard,  or  compact;  made  unfeeling  or  callous;  made 
  obstinate  or  obdurate;  confirmed  in  error  or  vice. 
 
  Syn:  Impenetrable;  hard;  obdurate;  callous;  unfeeling; 
  unsusceptible;  insensible.  See  {Obdurate}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harden  \Hard"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hardened};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Hardening}.]  [OE.  hardnen,  hardenen.] 
  1.  To  make  hard  or  harder;  to  make  firm  or  compact;  to 
  indurate;  as  to  harden  clay  or  iron. 
 
  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. 
 
  I  would  harden  myself  in  sorrow.  --Job  vi  10. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hardened 
  adj  1:  used  of  persons;  emotionally  hardened;  "faced  a 
  case-hardened  judge"  [syn:  {case-hardened},  {hard-boiled}] 
  2:  made  hard  or  flexible  or  resilient  especially  by  heat 
  treatment;  "a  sword  of  tempered  steel";  "tempered  glass" 
  [syn:  {tempered},  {treated},  {toughened}]  [ant:  {untempered}] 
  3:  made  tough  by  habitual  exposure;  "hardened  fishermen";  "a 
  peasant,  dark,  lean-faced,  wind-inured"-  Robert  Lynd;  "our 
  successors...may  be  graver,  more  inured  and  equable  men"- 
  V.S.Pritchett  [syn:  {enured},  {inured}] 
  4:  converted  to  solid  form  (as  concrete)  [syn:  {set}] 




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