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hard

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.
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Manufactured in hard-wearing stainless steel, BETE sight glasses are available in either flat or lantern versions, for viewing in exposed locations or for 360 degree observation.
Four months after being closed for repairs, the revamped tribute had been given freshly-laid hard-wearing turf, which was originally intended for the Old Trafford football ground, and a tough gravel path around the edge and through the middle of the ring of granite.
The RFM ladle material is hard-wearing and has better insulating characteristics in comparison to other materials used in this application.
This multi-functional, hard-wearing tablet designed for children aged three to nine fol-lows on from the hugely successful LeapPad.
Though polypropylene is hard-wearing and inexpensive, the SBID says this fibre soils quicker than any other pile fibre.
Manufactured from hard-wearing UPVC, these windows are fully insulated, keeping the noise and the draughts out while creating a warm and secure environment.
NanoDiamond particles are hard-wearing, small, and offer very low surface friction.
On 6th Jan, up to six weeks of gas works will begin along the A606 Burton Street, in Melton, with the National Grid substituting old metal gas mains with new, hard-wearing plastic pipes meant to last for at least 80 years.
Improved hard-wearing features include new wear resistant impellers for the Minex and Minette drainage pumps, a wear resistant coating of polyurethane for all sludge pumps and a polyurethane-option for Minor to Matador drainage pumps.
Finally, Flowcrete provides hard-wearing, epoxy resin floors with a solid and strong surface to cope with the heaviest demands in industry, such as Flowcoat SF41, a coloured floor coating, used in manufacturing environments globally.
Glass 3 adds a sheer high-gloss finish that is as hard-wearing as it is
99 (per pair) LADIES' WINTER RIDING JODHPURS Warm and hard-wearing with double layer knee and zipped pocket and fly.