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Overview of verb harden

The verb harden has 5 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) harden, indurate

(become hard or harder; "The wax hardened")

2. harden, indurate

(make hard or harder; "The cold hardened the butter")

3. temper, harden

(harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel")

4. season, harden

(make fit; "This trip will season even the hardiest traveller")

5. inure, harden, indurate

(cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold")


Overview of adj hardened

The adj hardened has 5 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiled

(used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case-hardened judge")

2. tempered, treated, hardened, toughened

(made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass")

3. hardened

(protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons); "hardened missile silos")

4. enured, inured, hardened

(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)

5. hardened, set

(converted to solid form (as concrete))

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