toughen

[ tuhf-uhn ]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to make or become tough or tougher.

Origin of toughen

1
First recorded in 1575–85; tough + -en1

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Other words from toughen

  • tough·en·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for toughen

toughen

/ (ˈtʌfən) /


verb
  1. to make or become tough or tougher

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