Hardened

Definition of Hardened

Hard´ened   Pronunciation: ~'nd
a.1.Made hard, or harder, or compact; made unfeeling or callous; made obstinate or obdurate; confirmed in error or vice.
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 troops.
4.Strongly habituated to a certain type of behavior, and unlikely to change; as, a hardened criminal. Usually used only of behavior perceived negatively.

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