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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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Hardish Kaur, Kitchen Porter, aged 58, joined the hotel in October 1991
Hardish Pannu showed her class in the ladies division, winning top prize with an impressive 36 points.
She said: "My mother, Jasvir, and brother Hardish also worked as background artists on it.
Granville describes the taste of the "transparent, colorless 112-degree" water from the pump as "that of boiled water, with a hardish apres gout, as if a little ochrey powder had been deposited on the tongue and teeth" (396).
Like so many corporate actions threatened or undertaken in these hardish times--layoffs, division and regional office closings, corporate restructuring--they are top-down decisions.
Chillies can be smoked, so can apples and pears; mushrooms are tasty topped with a layer of hardish goat's cheese and hot-smoked for 20 minutes.
Sometimes so fruity you'd swear they were fermented on first impression, and sometimes so strangely bitter you might guess, on breaking the crust, that they were a stocklot of somewhat irregular, hardish Brazils.
In this area some hardish, lustrous white halloysite has been encountered and, based on the laboratory results of eight samples tested, indicates halloysite levels ranging from 71% to 99% with an average of 77%.
I've had far worse steaks than my medium cooked 8oz rump (PS6), served with decent chips, a strangely tangy tomato, hardish peas, decidedly lukewarm mushrooms and that eternal mystery to me - onion rings.