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3 definitions found
 for toughened
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Toughen \Tough"en\, v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Toughened; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Toughening.]
     To grow or make tough, or tougher.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  toughened
      adj 1: physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet"
             [syn: tough, toughened] [ant: tender,
             untoughened]
      2: made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat
         treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"
         [syn: tempered, treated, hardened, toughened] [ant:
         unhardened, untempered]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "toughened":
     annealed, backed, calcified, callous, calloused, case-hardened,
     crusted, crusty, crystallized, fossilized, granulated, hardened,
     hornified, incrusted, indurate, indurated, lapidified, ossified,
     petrified, reinforced, rigidified, sclerotic, set, solidified,
     steeled, stiffened, strengthened, tempered, vitrified
  
  

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