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Having the hardness or strength of adamant; = adamantine.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Milton (1608–1674), poet and polemicist. From classical Latin adamantēus of adamant (as typifying hardness; from adamant-, adamās + -eus: see -eous) + -an.
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