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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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Our buying team has worked hard to source high-quality, hard-wearing uniforms.
Because we see a lot of used equipment," she says, "we know which parts get worn out and can ensure we avoid common problems like the seat not being hard-wearing enough.
Perlata is designed for use in large-scale commercial applications, providing a seamless, hard-wearing and durable interior finish.
According to the TPU Business Unit at Bayer MaterialScience, these new TPU materials used with fancy yarns will be ideal for hard-wearing, high-quality seating textiles--mainly for the automotive sector, but also for furnishings and protective sports and work attire.
Aggregates used in making asphalt are dried and need to be hard-wearing, crush-resistant and wettable by an organic binder (bitumen in the case of asphalt aggregates).
Martin Senour Paints Dura-Top Epoxy Floor Coating creates a high gloss, seamless surface that is hard-wearing and resistant to spill/splash conditions.
The manufacturer believes that the TPU materials, used together with fancy yarns, will be ideal for hard-wearing, high-quality seating textiles, mainly for the automotive sector, but also for furnishings.
The hard-wearing matting is easy to cut and shape and is resistant to spillages.
The antislip topdeck is one of its more distinguishing features: hard-wearing anti-slip is built into it, helping to eliminate contamination, as well as ensuring hygiene, safety and ease of use.
Blue jeans are popular around the world because they're not only stylish but hard-wearing.
Advanced hand held ergonomics allied to an ingenious mechanical/electronic systems render SmartPlugs the easiest to operate Bowers bore gauging system to date - simply insert the hard-wearing plug end into the bore to be measured and instantly read the required diameter on the gauge's built-in indicator.
The hard-wearing properties mean they can also be used in the aerospace and automotive sectors to enable longer product life in hard-wear environments.