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face-harden

[ feys-hahr-dn ]
/ ˈfeɪsˌhɑr dn /
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verb (used with object)
to harden the surface of (metal), as by chilling or casehardening.
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Origin of face-harden

First recorded in 1895–1900

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face-harden

verb
(tr) to harden the surface of (steel or iron) by the addition of carbon at high temperature
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