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toughened

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toughened

verb
past tense of toughen

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1 to increase the ability of (as a muscle) to exert physical force
  • weight lifting will help toughen those flabby muscles of yours

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2 to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure
  • hiking every morning through snow and ice toughened him considerably

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3 to make more harsh, uncompromising, or severe
  • attempts to toughen conditions under which waivers from military service would be permitted

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“Toughened.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/toughened. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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