ausform

[ aws-fawrm ]
/ ˈɔsˌfɔrm /

verb (used with object)

to subject (steel or other metals) to a hardening process that increases its strength and improves its wear properties.

Nearby words

  1. auscultative,
  2. auscultatory,
  3. auscultatory alternans,
  4. auscultatory gap,
  5. auscultatory percussion,
  6. ausforming,
  7. ausgleich,
  8. auslander,
  9. auslaut,
  10. auslese

Origin of ausform

First recorded in 1960–65; aus(tenitic) + (de)form1

Related formsaus·form·ing, noun

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