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1‘he was hardened to the violence he had seen and inflicted’
inured, desensitized, deadened, accustomed, habituated, acclimatized, used
2‘a hardened criminal’
inveterate, seasoned, habitual, chronic, compulsive, confirmed, accustomed, dyed-in-the-wool
through and through
incorrigible, incurable, irredeemable, impenitent, unreformable, unregenerate, reprobate, obdurate, shameless
3‘the silos are hardened against air attack’
strengthened, fortified, reinforced, toughened, thickened
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