harden

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From hard +‎ -en.

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harden (third-person singular simple present hardens, present participle hardening, simple past and past participle hardened)

  1. (intransitive) To become hard (tough, resistant to pressure).
  2. (transitive, ergative) To make something hard or harder (tough, resistant to pressure).
  3. (transitive, dated) To become or make a person or thing resistant or less sensitive.
    When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.KJV, Exodus 4:21

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harden (past singular hardde, past participle gehard)

  1. (transitive) To render hard(er), more resistant etc.; to temper metal; to steel nerves
    De geharde veteranen verbeten de pijn zonder jammeren.
    The hardened veterans bore the pain without whining.
  2. (transitive) to endure, bear, stand, tolerate

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harden

  1. Plural form of harde
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