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.

Origin of ausform

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

Related forms

aus·form·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ausforming

ausforming

/ (ˈaʊsˌfɔːmɪŋ) /

noun

a treatment to strengthen hard steels, prior to quenching, in which the specimen is plastically deformed while it is in the austenite temperature range

Word Origin for ausforming

C20: from aus (tenitic) + (de) form
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