[ aws-fawrm ]

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

Origin of ausform

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

Other words from ausform

  • ausforming, noun

Words Nearby ausform Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023