superharden

verb

su·​per·​hard·​en ˌsü-pər-ˈhär-dᵊn How to pronounce superharden (audio)
superhardened; superhardening; superhardens

transitive verb

: to make (something) extremely hard
… enclosed in steel cases superhardened with a proprietary technology by a company that treats jet turbine blades … Richard Nalley
superhardened missile silos

Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superharden was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Superharden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superharden. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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