Meaning of HARDENED in English

HARDENED

/hahr"dnd/ , adj.

1. made or become hard or harder.

2. pitiless; unfeeling.

3. firmly established or unlikely to change; inveterate: a hardened criminal.

4. inured; toughened: a hardened trooper.

5. rigid; unyielding: a hardened attitude.

6. (of a missile base) equipped to launch missiles from underground silos.

7. (of a missile) capable of being launched from an underground silo.

[ 1325-75; ME; see HARDEN, -ED 2 ]

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