hardened

[ hahr-dnd ]
/ ˈhɑr dnd /

adjective

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Origin of hardened

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at harden, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM hardened

sem·i·hard·ened, adjectiveun·hard·ened, adjectivewell-hardened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hardened

hardened
/ (ˈhɑːdənd) /

adjective

rigidly set, as in a mode of behaviour
toughened, as by custom; seasoned
(of a nuclear missile site) constructed to withstand a nuclear attack
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