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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

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(materials)
Quality of a material that is compact, solid, and difficult to deform.
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Demonstrators carried placards that read ''End Violence'' and ''Save Hard-earned Democracy.
industry, it has depended on the goodwill and the hard-earned contributions of our citizens.
Seniors are up in arms because drug company control of distribution and pricing of pharmaceuticals is eating away hard-earned nest eggs.
May memory bless and shelter you with the hard-earned light of past travail, may this give you confidence and trust.
Siemens created the Corporate Technology area eight years ago to ensure that its hard-earned R&D dollars were being Fully utilized.
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This scheme, Malkin says, "will siphon off the hard-earned tax dollars of American workers who may never see a dime of their confiscated earnings and fork it over to foreigners guilty of at least four acts of federal law-breaking: crossing the border illegally, working illegally, engaging in tax fraud, and using bogus documents.
Parasites are the ultimate moochers, earning a living by stealing hard-earned nutrients from their hosts.
The federal financial regulatory agencies want consumers to know that careful account management is the lowest-cost way to avoid overdraft and returned-check fees and protect your hard-earned money.
Through her trial in the mountains, Erin develops a hard-earned sense of empathy both for her mother and for her new friend, Mae.
B Topham says jump jockeys are being robbed of hard-earned rides IT IS regrettable that the Racing Post should give such favourable publicity to Keiren Fallon and Jamie Spencer being allowed to ride in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham.
A well-researched history of a truly phenomenal high school team's hard-earned success.