Made of adamant or obtaining the qualities of adamant not capable of being broken mixed or penetrated as adamantine bonds or chains
- composed of or getting the stiffness of adamant
- impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, explanation
- having the stiffness of a diamond
- manufactured from adamant, or having the qualities of adamant; incompetent at being damaged, dissolved, or penetrated; as, adamantine bonds or chains.
- like diamond in stiffness or luster.
In dental care, regarding the enamel for the teeth.
c.1200, from Latin adamantinus "hard as steel, inflexible," from Greek adamantinos, from adamas (see adamant (n.)).
(a.) Made of adamant, or getting the characteristics of adamant; incapable of becoming damaged, mixed, or penetrated; since, adamantine bonds or stores.
- (a.) Like diamond in hardness or luster.
Circumcision and Sabbath, separation from marriage with a foreigner, which rendered a Jew unclean, as well as strict conformity to the precepts of the Torah, constituted henceforth an adamantine bond which was to preserve the Jewish communities from disintegration.