toughened

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Toughen \Tough"en\, verb (used without an object) & t. [imp. & p. p. {Toughened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Toughening}.] To grow or make tough, or tougher.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

toughened

adjective

1: physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet" [syn: {tough}, {toughened}] [ant: {tender}, {untoughened}]

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}]


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