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Wordnet 3.0


1. used of persons; emotionally hardened;
- Example: "faced a case-hardened judge"
[syn: case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiled]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Casehardened \Case"hard`ened\, a. 1. Having the surface hardened, as iron tools. [1913 Webster] 2. Hardened against, or insusceptible to, good influences; rendered callous by persistence in wrongdoing or resistance of good influences; -- said of persons. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

case-hardened adj 1: used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case- hardened judge" [syn: case-hardened, hardened, hard- boiled]