water-harden

[waw-ter-hahr-dn, wot-er-]

verb (used with object) Metallurgy.

to quench (steel) in water.

Nearby words

  1. water-bath,
  2. water-bus,
  3. water-cool,
  4. water-fast,
  5. water-hammer pulse,
  6. water-inch,
  7. water-jacket,
  8. water-laid,
  9. water-pipe,
  10. water-repellent

Compare oil-harden.

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