toughen

[ tuhf-uhn ]
/ ˈtʌf ən /

verb (used with or without object)

to make or become tough or tougher.

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Origin of toughen

First recorded in 1575–85; tough + -en1

OTHER WORDS FROM toughen

tough·en·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for toughen

toughen
/ (ˈtʌfən) /

verb

to make or become tough or tougher
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