[ US /ˈtəfənd/ ]
[ UK /tˈʌfənd/ ]
  1. made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
    a sword of tempered steel
    tempered glass
  2. physically toughened
    the tough bottoms of his feet
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How To Use toughened In A Sentence

  • Mineral filled, toughened, lubricated polybutylene terephthalate resin for injection moldingsurface aesthetics.
  • The gold medallist, who has blubbed several times, insisted she had toughened up. The Sun
  • Alternately, the Democratic leadership could add in key Democratic priorities, such as toughened financial regulations, bankruptcy law reforms helping homeowners prevent foreclosure, direct government aid to mortgagees, a tax on the financial industry to pay for the bailout, and the job-creating $60 billion economic stimulus / infrastructure spending package the House passed a few days ago. Suburban Guerrilla
  • Main wood to aluminum and plexiglass, PC, tarpaulins, toughened glass.
  • But there's no paws for alarm, as the beast is safely behind a thick sheet of toughened glass. The Sun
  • But the NFL has toughened the rules for expansion teams since then, making it more difficult to load up on players from the get-go.
  • The dribbling tutelage he received from his father on the beaches near his home toughened him up to ensure that he has coped with the physical nature of the Scottish game.
  • By then, experience had toughened him, while making him more determined than ever to succeed.
  • Now a wildlife expert is calling for laws to be toughened. The Sun
  • She had toughened up and developed a more ruthless survivalist streak.
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