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  • v  become hard or harder
    The wax hardened
  • v  make hard or harder
    The cold hardened the butter
  • v  harden by reheating and cooling in oil
  • v  make fit
  • v  cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate
  • s  used of persons; emotionally hardened
    faced a case-hardened judge
  • a  made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
  • a  protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
    hardened missile silos
  • s  made tough by habitual exposure
    hardened fishermen
  • s  converted to solid form (as concrete)

  • Most are from comfortable middle-class backgrounds with little experience of the street battles in Mexico's hardened barrios.
  • At 20, Marwan is already a battle-hardened insurgent, a jihadi foot soldier in Abu Mousab al-Zarqawi's terrorist group, al-Qaeda in Iraq.
  • This is what happened at Rancho Santa Fe, where foolish notions hardened into fatal certainties.
News & Articles

  • Former gang members learn how to be family men
    We went inside a local prison where hardened criminals are starting to feel their shells break apart.
    June 14, 2013 - Toledo News Now
  • Wanna tweet to aliens? Cold War dish to target deep space
    California's Jamesburg Earth Station was built to support the Apollo 11 moonshot and was hardened against nuclear attack. (Credit: Jamesburg Earth Station) The people of Gliese 526 are waiting for news of Earth. They may or may not exist, and they may or may not want to invade our planet once they learn about us. But a project to crowdsource and send messages to them wants to try to make contact ...
    June 13, 2013 - CNET
  • Al Qaeda-linked fighters in Syria look to change image
    TEL RIFAT, Syria – Battle-hardened Al Qaeda-linked fighters helping insurgents in Syria are winning over their fellow warriors with a newfound discipline that could make them even more formidable in the war for the hearts and minds of civilians caught in the crossfire of a bloody civil war.
    June 12, 2013 - Fox News

  • Vice President Dick Cheney in AFP
    I was and remain a strong proponent of our enhanced interrogation program. The interrogations were used on hardened terrorists after other efforts had failed,said Cheney.
  • President Bush in International Herald Tribune
    Unlike Iraq, it has few natural resources and has an underdeveloped infrastructure. Its democratic institutions are fragile,Bush said. "And its enemies are some of the most hardened terrorists and extremists in the world."
  • Dana Perino in Forbes
    It's no secret that the president approved a lawful program in order to interrogate hardened terrorists,Perino said. "We do not torture. We also know that this program has saved lives by disrupting terrorist attacks."

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