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hardened

[hahr-dnd] /ˈhɑr dnd/
adjective
1.
made or become hard or harder.
2.
pitiless; unfeeling.
3.
firmly established or unlikely to change; inveterate:
a hardened criminal.
4.
inured; toughened:
a hardened trooper.
5.
rigid; unyielding:
a hardened attitude.
6.
(of a missile base) equipped to launch missiles from underground silos.
7.
(of a missile) capable of being launched from an underground silo.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see harden, -ed2
Related forms
semihardened, adjective
unhardened, adjective
well-hardened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for semihardened

hardened

/ˈhɑːdənd/
adjective
1.
rigidly set, as in a mode of behaviour
2.
toughened, as by custom; seasoned
3.
(of a nuclear missile site) constructed to withstand a nuclear attack
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