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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • v. To make hard or harder.
  • v. To enable to withstand physical or mental hardship.
  • v. To make unfeeling, unsympathetic, or callous: "To love love and not its meaning hardens the heart in monstrous ways” ( Archibald MacLeish).
  • v. To make sharp, as in outline.
  • v. To protect (nuclear weapons) by surrounding with earth or concrete.
  • verb-intransitive. To become hard or harder.
  • verb-intransitive. To rise and become stable. Used of prices.
  • verb-intransitive. To become inured.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • v. To become hard (tough, resistant to pressure).
  • v. To make something hard or harder (tough, resistant to pressure).
  • v. To become or make a person or thing resistant or less sensitive.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • v. To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to indurate.
  • v. 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.
  • verb-intransitive. To become hard or harder; to acquire solidity, or more compactness.
  • verb-intransitive. To become confirmed or strengthened, in either a good or a bad sense.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • To make hard or more hard in substance or texture; make firm or compact; indurate: as, to harden steel, clay, or tallow; to harden the hands or muscles by toil.
  • To dry (clothes) by airing.
  • To make hard or harder in feeling; strengthen or confirm with respect to any element of character; inure; toughen; especially, to make indifferent, unfeeling, obstinate, wicked, etc.
  • Synonyms To accustom, discipline, train, toughen, habituate, steel, brace, nerve.
  • To become hard or more hard; acquire solidity or compactness: as, mortar hardens in drying.
  • To become inured or toughened; especially, to become unfeeling.
  • To rise in price; grow dear: as, the market hardens.
  • Of hards or inferior flax.
  • n. Hards or inferior flax.
  • n. A cloth of coarse fiber and texture, made from hards.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. make fit
  • v. cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate
  • v. harden by reheating and cooling in oil
  • v. become hard or harder
  • v. make hard or harder
  • Verb Form
    hardened    hardening    hardens   
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    toughen    modify   
    Cross Reference
    Words with the same meaning
    strengthen    stiffen    inure   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Arden    Garden    garden    pardon   
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