precipitation hardening

noun

metallurgy a process in which alloys are strengthened by the formation, in their lattice, of a fine dispersion of one component when the metal is quenched from a high temperature and aged at an intermediate temperature

Nearby words

  1. precipitancy,
  2. precipitant,
  3. precipitate,
  4. precipitate labor,
  5. precipitation,
  6. precipitin,
  7. precipitin test,
  8. precipitinogen,
  9. precipitious,
  10. precipitous

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