1. made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment

a sword of tempered steel


tempered glass

Syn: ↑tempered, ↑treated, ↑hardened
Ant: ↑untempered (for: ↑tempered)
Similar to: ↑curable, ↑sunbaked
2. physically toughened

the tough bottoms of his feet

Syn: ↑tough
Ant: ↑tender (for: ↑tough)
Similar to:
See Also: ↑experienced, ↑experient, ↑rugged, ↑strong

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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