Casehardened
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]


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