Meaning of HARDENED in English

HARDENED

hard ‧ ened /ˈhɑːdnd $ ˈhɑːr-/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ hardship , ↑ hardness , ↑ hardiness ; adjective : ↑ hard , ↑ hardened , ↑ hardy ; adverb : ↑ hard , ↑ hardly ; verb : ↑ harden ]

1 . hardened criminal/police officer etc a criminal, police officer etc who has had a lot of experience of things that are shocking and is therefore less affected by them

2 . become hardened (to something) to become used to something shocking because you have seen it many times

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.