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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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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