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nitriding

[nahy-trahy-ding]
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noun Metallurgy.
  1. a process of casehardening in which nitrogen is introduced into the metal by keeping it at a suitable temperature in the presence of a nitrogen source.
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nitriding

noun
  1. a type of case-hardening in which steel is heated for long periods in ammonia vapour so that nitrogen produced by dissociation on the surface enters the steel
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