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 for hardened
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harden \Hard"en\ (h[aum]rd"'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hardened
     (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hardening (-'n*[i^]ng).] [OE.
     hardnen, hardenen.]
     1. To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to
        indurate; as, to harden clay or iron.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
              I would harden myself in sorrow.      --Job vi. 10.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hardened \Hard"ened\ (-'nd), a.
     1. Made hard, or harder, or compact; made unfeeling or
        callous; made obstinate or obdurate; confirmed in error or
     2. Rendered resistant to the effects of nearby explosions;
        as, a hardened missile silo; hardened warhead electronics.
     3. Experienced and inured to hardship; as, hardened combat
     4. Strongly habituated to a certain type of behavior, and
        unlikely to change; as, a hardened criminal. Usually used
        only of behavior perceived negatively.
     Syn: Impenetrable; hard; obdurate; callous; unfeeling;
          unsusceptible; insensible. See Obdurate.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case-
             hardened judge" [syn: case-hardened, hardened, hard-
      2: made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat
         treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"
         [syn: tempered, treated, hardened, toughened] [ant:
         unhardened, untempered]
      3: protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons);
         "hardened missile silos" [ant: soft]
      4: 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, hardened]
      5: converted to solid form (as concrete) [syn: hardened,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "hardened":
     Philistine, acclimated, acclimatized, accommodated, accustomed,
     adapted, adjusted, annealed, backed, brazen, calcified, callous,
     calloused, case-hardened, cold, cold of heart, coldblooded,
     coldhearted, conditioned, conscienceless, crusted, crusty,
     crystallized, experienced, familiarized, flinthearted, flinty,
     fossilized, granulated, hard, hard of heart, hard-boiled,
     hardhearted, heartless, hornified, impenitent, impervious,
     incrusted, indurate, indurated, insensitive, insolent, inured,
     lapidified, lost to shame, naturalized, obdurate, orientated,
     oriented, ossified, pachydermatous, petrified, proof against,
     reinforced, rigidified, run-in, sclerotic, seared, seasoned, set,
     shameless, solidified, steeled, steeled against, steely, stiffened,
     stony, stonyhearted, strengthened, tempered, thick-skinned,
     toughened, trained, unabject, unblushing, uncompassionate,
     uncontrite, unemotional, unfeeling, unmelted, unmerciful,
     unnatural, unrepentant, unrepenting, unresponsive, unsoftened,
     untouched, used to, vitrified, wont, wonted

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