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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.
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Studley received a total of 33 bids, the buyers went hard in a week, and the sale closed six weeks later.
The Nuns player went hard into a tackle during Saturday's match for the third string and came up with severe pain in his chest.
Goalkeeper Neil Edwards was once again the home side's hero, saving brilliantly from Lee Steele in the first half and coming to the rescue several times when Shrewsbury went hard in search of that Gay Meadow rarity - a goal.