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What is another word for toughened?

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Able to withstand physical strain or hardship
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“The Katangan military consisted of a cadre of toughened mercenaries who disregarded the rules of warfare.”
Physically strengthened or protected against attacks
Showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others
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Intended to protect someone or something
Experienced, especially in terms of a profession or a hobby
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Past tense for to toughen up, or to make physically stronger or more resistant
“Finally, the sheet was taken to a kiln, where it was annealed to toughen the glass.”
Past tense for to fortify or make more secure
“The group aims to toughen the defenses of Europe's northeastern flank against military incursions.”
Past tense for to cause to be callous or unfeeling
“He had failed his son, had failed to toughen him to the world, to drive a steel spike through his center so that he could stand up for himself.”
Past tense for to make, or to become, harsher or more severe
“Their rejection comes despite plans in England, unveiled last week, to toughen the law, giving householders the right to take on burglars without fear of prosecution.”
Past tense for to get, or make, accustomed to a given condition or situation
Past tense for to make rough or coarse
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