Simple past tense and past participle of ruggedize.(verb)
Modified to be more rugged, and to withstand rough treatment(adjective)
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Use "ruggedized" in a sentence
"It's "ruggedized" to survive drops, so it's supposed to have a better chance of surviving the lifestyle of a teenager, or a klutz of any age."
"In this case, the search results brought up links to several online dictionaries, all of which assured me that "ruggedized" is indeed a word that means, "the act of making a piece of equipment rugged strengthening to resist wear or abuse.""
"The laptops -- eight-pound Panasonic Toughbooks that are "ruggedized" to withstand shocks -- are especially awkward for the technicians, who sometimes need to shimmy up poles and work in tight-squeeze locations with the notebooks slung over their shoulders."