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adamantine

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adjective ad·a·man·tine \ˌa-də-ˈman-ˌtēn, -ˌtīn, -ˈman-tən\

Definition of adamantine

  1. 1 :  made of or having the quality of adamant

  2. 2 :  rigidly firm :  unyielding <adamantine discipline>

  3. 3 :  resembling the diamond in hardness or luster



Examples of adamantine

  1. <the adamantine opposition of his parents to his marriage to a girl from a poor family>



Origin of adamantine

Middle English, from Latin adamantinus, from Greek adamantinos, from adamant-, adamas


First Known Use: 13th century

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adjective ad·a·man·tine \ˌad-ə-ˈman-ˌtēn, -ˌtīn, -ˈmant-ən\

Medical Definition of adamantine

  1. :  characterized by extreme hardness or luster





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