Definition of Toughens

1. Verb. (third-person singular of toughen) ¹



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Definition of Toughens

1. toughen [v] - See also: toughen

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toughens

tough row to hoe
tough toodles
tough tuchus
toughed
toughed out
toughen
toughen up
toughened
toughened silver nitrate
toughener
tougheners
toughening
toughens (current term)
tougher
toughest
toughie
toughies
toughing
toughing out
toughish
toughly
toughness
toughnesses
toughra
toughras
toughs
toughs out

Literary usage of Toughens

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1. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1860)
"This wilting forwards the process of caring, and so toughens the plant as to make it practicable to hang it without much loss in breaking leaves. ..."

2. The Massachusetts Teacher and Journal of Home and School Education by Massachusetts Teachers Association (1874)
"The sustained regimen, regular recitation, erect posture, daily walk, persistent exercise, and unremitted labor that toughens a boy, and makes a man of him, ..."

3. The Boston Cooking-school Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer (1911)
"Boiling water toughens and hardens albumen in eggs; toughens fibrin and dissolves tissues in meat; bursts starch- grains and softens cellulose in cereals ..."

4. The Home Cook Book: A Collection of Practical Receipts by Expert Cooks (1905)
"Milk toughens omelets. Salt, except at the last, or flour for stiffening also toughens omelets. SWEET OMELETS Beat six eggs according to the foregoing ..."

5. Sex in education; or, A fair chance for girls by Edward Hammond Clarke (1875)
"The sustained regimen, regular recitation, erect posture, daily walk, persistent exercise, and unintermitted labor that toughens a boy, and makes a man of ..."

6. The American Amateur Photographer (1891)
"When mixed in small quantity with collodion, it toughens the film and renders it more ... Also toughens varnish. Used, also, to render paper translucent, ..."

7. Composition and Heat Treatment of Steel by Edmund Francis Lake (1911)
"Vanadium produces soundness mechanically as well as chemically, and toughens the steel by acting as a physic on the other ingredients and scavenging out the ..."

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