toughening: Associated Words
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  • whisker
    • noun a very small distance or space
      hair; hair's-breadth; hairsbreadth.
      • they escaped by a hair's-breadth
      • they lost the election by a whisker
    • noun a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat
      sensory hair; vibrissa.

  • mechanisms
    • noun the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
      chemical mechanism.
      • he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions
    • noun the technical aspects of doing something
      mechanics.
      • a mechanism of social control
      • mechanisms of communication
      • the mechanics of prose style

  • transformation
    • noun a qualitative change
      shift; transmutation.
    • noun (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system

  • mechanism
    • noun the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
      chemical mechanism.
      • he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions
    • noun the technical aspects of doing something
      mechanics.
      • a mechanism of social control
      • mechanisms of communication
      • the mechanics of prose style

  • extrinsic
    • adjective not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
      • extrinsic evidence
      • an extrinsic feature of the new building
      • that style is something extrinsic to the subject
      • looking for extrinsic aid

  • additives
    • noun something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine
    • adjective designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
      linear.

  • rubber
    • noun an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
      caoutchouc; natural rubber; gum elastic; India rubber.
    • noun any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber
      synthetic rubber.

  • epoxy
    • noun a thermosetting resin; used chiefly in strong adhesives and coatings and laminates
      epoxy resin; epoxy glue.
    • verb glue with epoxy
      • epoxy the shards

  • bridging
    • noun a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
      span.
    • noun a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
      bridge circuit.

  • increment
    • noun a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
      increase; growth.
      • the increase in unemployment
      • the growth of population
    • noun the amount by which something increases
      increase.
      • they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare

  • deflection
    • noun a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
      warp.
    • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
      refraction; deflexion.

  • agents
    • noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
      • their research uncovered new disease agents
    • noun a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

  • polymer
    • noun a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers

  • ceramics
    • noun the art of making and decorating pottery
    • noun an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
      ceramic.

  • gradual
    • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass
    • adjective proceeding in small stages
      • a gradual increase in prices

  • agent
    • noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
      • their research uncovered new disease agents
    • noun a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

  • thermal
    • noun rising current of warm air
    • adjective relating to or associated with heat
      caloric; thermic.
      • thermal movements of molecules
      • thermal capacity
      • thermic energy
      • the caloric effect of sunlight

  • effect
    • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
      result; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
      • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
      • his decision had depressing consequences for business
      • he acted very wise after the event
    • noun an outward appearance
      impression.
      • he made a good impression
      • I wanted to create an impression of success
      • she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

  • particle
    • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
      speck; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.
    • noun a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
      subatomic particle.

  • brittle
    • noun caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
      toffy; toffee.
    • adjective satellite having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped
      brickle; brickly.
      • brittle bones
      • glass is brittle
      • `brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal

  • induced
    • adjective brought about or caused; not spontaneous
      • a case of steroid-induced weakness
    • verb cause to arise
      bring on; induce.
      • induce a crisis

  • penalties
    • noun the act of punishing
      punishment; penalization; penalisation.
    • noun a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

  • fracture
    • noun breaking of hard tissue such as bone
      break.
      • it was a nasty fracture
      • the break seems to have been caused by a fall
    • noun (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
      fault; geological fault; break; faulting; shift.
      • they built it right over a geological fault
      • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

  • stance
    • noun standing posture
    • noun a rationalized mental attitude
      position; posture.

  • phase
    • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
      stage.
      • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
    • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
      form.
      • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

  • process
    • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
      procedure.
      • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
      • it was a process of trial and error
    • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
      operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
      • the process of thinking
      • the cognitive operation of remembering

  • needed
    • adjective satellite necessary for relief or supply
      needful; required; requisite.
      • provided them with all things needful
    • verb require as useful, just, or proper
      call for; require; necessitate; involve; need; take; demand; ask; postulate.
      • It takes nerve to do what she did
      • success usually requires hard work
      • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
      • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
      • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
      • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent

  • efficiency
    • noun the ratio of the output to the input of any system
    • noun skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort
      • she did the work with great efficiency

  • fiber
    • noun a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
      fibre.
    • noun coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis
      roughage.

  • particles
    • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
      speck; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.
    • noun a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
      subatomic particle.

  • composite
    • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
      complex.
      • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
    • noun considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
      composite plant.

  • exercises
    • noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
      workout; physical exertion; exercising; physical exercise.
      • the doctor recommended regular exercise
      • he did some exercising
      • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit
    • noun the act of using
      use; utilization; utilisation; usage; employment.
      • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
      • skilled in the utilization of computers

  • optimum
    • noun most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances
    • adjective satellite most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied
      optimal.
      • an optimum return on capital
      • optimal concentration of a drug

  • effects
    • noun property of a personal character that is portable but not used in business
      personal effects.
      • she left some of her personal effects in the house
      • I watched over their effects until they returned
    • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
      effect; result; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
      • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
      • his decision had depressing consequences for business
      • he acted very wise after the event

  • physical
    • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
      • physical exercise
      • physical suffering
      • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
    • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
      • physical sciences
      • physical laws

  • behavior
    • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
      behaviour; doings; conduct.
    • noun the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
      behaviour.
      • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments

  • effective
    • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
      effectual; efficacious.
      • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
      • effective teaching methods
      • effective steps toward peace
      • made an effective entrance
      • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
      • an efficacious law
    • adjective satellite able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
      efficient.
      • people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw
      • effective personnel
      • an efficient secretary
      • the efficient cause of the revolution

  • noticeable
    • adjective capable or worthy of being perceived
      • noticeable shadows under her eyes
      • noticeable for its vivid historical background
      • a noticeable lack of friendliness
    • adjective satellite capable of being detected
      detectable.
      • after a noticeable pause the lecturer continued

  • contribution
    • noun the part played by a person in bringing about a result
      part; share.
      • I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project
      • they all did their share of the work
    • noun a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
      donation.

  • avoid
    • verb stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
      • Her former friends now avoid her
    • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
      stave off; avert; debar; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
      • Let's avoid a confrontation
      • head off a confrontation
      • avert a strike

  • occurs
    • verb come to pass
      fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; happen; take place; go on.
      • What is happening?
      • The meeting took place off without an incidence
      • Nothing occurred that seemed important
    • verb come to one's mind; suggest itself
      come.
      • It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary
      • A great idea then came to her

  • significant
    • adjective important in effect or meaning
      important.
      • a significant change in tax laws
      • a significant change in the Constitution
      • a significant contribution
      • significant details
      • statistically significant
    • adjective satellite fairly large
      substantial.
      • won by a substantial margin

  • competition
    • noun a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers
      • business competition can be fiendish at times
    • noun an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
      contest.

  • deliberate
    • verb think about carefully; weigh
      moot; turn over; consider; debate.
      • They considered the possibility of a strike
      • Turn the proposal over in your mind
    • verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue
      debate.

  • due
    • noun that which is deserved or owed
      • give the devil his due
    • noun a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
      • the society dropped him for non-payment of dues

  • reinforcement
    • noun a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission
      support; reenforcement.
      • they called for artillery support
    • noun information that makes more forcible or convincing
      reenforcement.
      • his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints

  • processes
    • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
      procedure.
      • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
      • it was a process of trial and error
    • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
      operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
      • the process of thinking
      • the cognitive operation of remembering

  • dominant
    • noun (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
    • noun an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
      dominant allele.

  • attitude
    • noun a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
      mental attitude.
      • he had the attitude that work was fun
    • noun the arrangement of the body and its limbs
      position; posture.
      • he assumed an attitude of surrender

  • additional
    • adjective satellite further or added
      extra.
      • called for additional troops
      • need extra help
      • an extra pair of shoes

  • experience
    • noun the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
      • a man of experience
      • experience is the best teacher
    • noun the content of direct observation or participation in an event
      • he had a religious experience
      • he recalled the experience vividly

  • mental
    • adjective involving the mind or an intellectual process
      • mental images of happy times
      • mental calculations
      • in a terrible mental state
      • mental suffering
      • free from mental defects
    • adjective of or relating to the mind
      • mental powers
      • mental development
      • mental hygiene

  • criminal
    • noun someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
      malefactor; crook; outlaw; felon.
    • adjective satellite bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
      condemnable; deplorable; vicious; reprehensible.
      • a criminal waste of talent
      • a deplorable act of violence
      • adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife

  • prevent
    • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
      forbid; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
      • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
      • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
    • verb stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
      keep.
      • We must prevent the cancer from spreading
      • His snoring kept me from falling asleep
      • Keep the child from eating the marbles

  • environmental
    • adjective of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
      • environmental factors
    • adjective concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment
      • environmental pollution

  • main
    • noun any very large body of (salt) water
      briny.
    • noun a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage

  • experiences
    • noun the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
      • a man of experience
      • experience is the best teacher
    • noun the content of direct observation or participation in an event
      • he had a religious experience
      • he recalled the experience vividly

  • substantial
    • adjective satellite fairly large
      significant.
      • won by a substantial margin
    • adjective satellite having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
      substantive.
      • substantial equivalents

  • techniques
    • noun a practical method or art applied to some particular task
    • noun skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity
      proficiency.
      • practice greatly improves proficiency

  • further
    • verb promote the growth of
      foster.
      • Foster our children's well-being and education
    • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
      advance; encourage; promote; boost.
      • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom



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Collocation words for "toughening" are words related to "toughening" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "toughening" (suffix words) in common language usage across multiple media. The words assembled above can be filtered by parts of speech (i.e) nouns, verbs, describing adjectives and adverbs, or by their positive or negative vibes, frequency in usage, whether they are prefix words or suffix words for "toughening" or by the count of syllables each word has.