What is hardened?

  • (adj): Used of persons; emotionally hardened.
    Example: "Faced a case-hardened judge"
    Synonyms: case-hardened, hard-boiled
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hardened:

Protective Distribution System - Hardened Distribution PDS
... Hardened Distribution PDSs provide significant physical protection and can be implemented in three forms Hardened Carrier PDSs, Alarmed Carrier PDSs and Continuously Viewed Carrier PDSs ...
Blops - Marketing - Retail Versions
... Like Modern Warfare 2, "Hardened" and "Prestige" limited editions are available the Hardened Edition includes a SteelBook case, a medal with its display case, four exclusive co-op levels and an Xbox Live or ... The Prestige Edition offers, in addition to the Hardened Edition's content, a real RC-XD remote-control vehicle modeled after the in-game killstreak reward, which gives video and audio feedback to ...
Anachronisms In The Book Of Mormon - Technology Anachronisms - Uses of Metal - Steel and Iron
... There is no evidence of steel (hardened iron) production in North, Central, or South America ... "steel" may be referring to another alloy of hardened metal such as the hardened copper alloy that is translated with the word "steel" in the King James Version of the Bible ... This alloy is in fact a hardened copper similar to bronze and not hardened iron ...
T-12 Cloudmaker
... section, which was designed to penetrate deeply into hardened concrete structures and then detonate inside the target after a short time delay ... development of the concept initiated with the United Kingdom's Tallboy and Grand Slam weapons a hardened, highly aerodynamic bomb of the greatest possible weight ... The bomb could also be used against hardened targets ...
... Lymphangiosclerosis is a hardened lymph vessel, although it can feel like a hardened, almost calcified or fibrous, vein ... It can be felt as a hardened lump or "Vein" even when the penis is flaccid, and is even more prominent during an erection ...

More definitions of "hardened":

  • (adj): Made tough by habitual exposure.
    Example: "Hardened fishermen"
    Synonyms: enured, inured
  • (adj): Converted to solid form (as concrete).
    Synonyms: set

Famous quotes containing the word hardened:

    The years of imprisonment hardened me.... Perhaps if you have been given a moment to hold back and wait for the next blow, your emotions wouldn’t be blunted as they have been in my case. When it happens every day of your life, when that pain becomes a way of life, I no longer have the emotion of fear. ... there is no longer anything I can fear. There is nothing the government has not done to me. There isn’t any pain I haven’t known.
    Winnie Mandela (b. 1936)

    A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)