toughening

present participle of toughen
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as in stiffening
to make more harsh, uncompromising, or severe attempts to toughen conditions under which waivers from military service would be permitted

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“Toughening.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/toughening. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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