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1. Chem (of water) impairing the formation of a lather by soap
2. (of alcoholic drink) being a spirit rather than a wine, beer, etc.
3. (of a drug such as heroin, morphine, or cocaine) highly addictive
4. Physics (of radiation, such as gamma rays and X-rays) having high energy and the ability to penetrate solids
5. Physics (of a vacuum) almost complete
6. Chiefly US (of goods) durable
7. politically extreme
8. Brit a roadway across a foreshore

hard

[härd]
(materials)
Quality of a material that is compact, solid, and difficult to deform.
References in classic literature ?
When he departed at the top of his speed with thirty-two golden sovereigns of my own hard-earned savings it was the last straw.
They threw hard-earned handfuls of road-grit upon the flames, which accepted them with enthusiasm.
This is the case with the construction of the roads budgeted by the hard-earned money of taxpayers.
Every pay period, hard-working Americans choose to defer their hard-earned wages in order to earn pension benefits for their retirement.
JONATHAN Trott completed his first century back in England colours, since the onset of his stress-related illness, as the Lions secured a hard-earned lead over South hard-earned lead over South Africa A in Paarl.
A press release of NAB KP said on Tuesday that the accused who established a company namely Life Medicine Company (LMC) Doaba Hangu deprived innocent people of their hard-earned money on the pretext of investing their money in interest-free business with lucrative profit and return.
SHIRE had on-loan keeper Michael Andrews to thank for a hard-earned point.
Why does the taxpayers' hard-earned money always go to the wrong ones?
THE hierarchy of the various churches of 'God are telling the lay people - or in other words 'the workers' - to stop spending their own hard-earned cash as it's immoral; that we are following the governments economic policies of greed and we are all being led into debt.
Fans without season tickets have turned up at games and shelled out good, hard-earned money.
We have a winning track record in this complex arena, and want to put this hard-earned expertise to work for lenders, investors and developers who find themselves literally stuck," said Radow.
We are sending a message that in Los Angeles, we will not allow our homeowners to be bilked out of their hard-earned money,'' Delgadillo said.