Adamantine
Adamantine Ad`a*man"tine, a. [L. adamantinus, Gr. ?.] 1. Made of adamant, or having the qualities of adamant; incapable of being broken, dissolved, or penetrated; as, adamantine bonds or chains. [1913 Webster]

2. (Min.) Like the diamond in hardness or luster. [1913 Webster]


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  • adamantine — (adj.) c.1200, from L. adamantinus hard as steel, inflexible, from Gk. adamantinos, from adamas (see ADAMANT (Cf. adamant) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • adamantine — [ad΄ə man′tin; ] also [, ad΄ə man′tēn΄, ad΄ə man′tīn΄] adj. [ME < L adamantinus, hard as steel < Gr adamantinos] 1. of or like adamant; very hard, as dental enamel; unbreakable 2. unyielding; firm …   English World dictionary

  • Adamantine — In dentistry, relating to the enamel of the teeth. Adamantine comes from the Greek and Latin word adamas which applied to substances having the hardness or luster of a diamond. Adamantine figuratively means unyielding and inflexible. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • adamantine — ● adamantin, adamantine adjectif (grec adamas, antos, diamant) Littéraire. Qui a la dureté, l éclat du diamant. ● adamantin, adamantine (expressions) adjectif (grec adamas, antos, diamant) Organe adama …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • adamantine — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin adamantinus, from Greek adamantinos, from adamant , adamas Date: 13th century 1. made of or having the quality of adamant 2. rigidly firm ; unyielding < adamantine discipline > 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adamantine — adjective a) Made of adamant, or having the qualities of adamant; incapable of being broken, dissolved, or penetrated; as, adamantine bonds or chains. Him the Almighty Power b) Like the diamond in hardness or luster …   Wiktionary

  • adamantine — /ad euh man teen, tin, tuyn/, adj. 1. utterly unyielding or firm in attitude or opinion. 2. too hard to cut, break, or pierce. 3. like a diamond in luster. [1200 1250; ME < L adamantinus < Gk adamántinos. See ADAMANT, INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • adamantine — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will: adamant, brassbound, die hard, grim, implacable, incompliant, inexorable, inflexible, intransigent, iron, obdurate, relentless, remorseless, rigid, stubborn …   English dictionary for students

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