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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To harden (a ferrous alloy) so that the surface layer is made considerably harder than the interior (as by carburizing and quenching, cyaniding, carbonitriding, or nitriding).

Usage examples (4)
  • The same salt may be used to caseharden wrought iron.
  • A Uberti in 44-40 Blue/caseharden Steel, NM, 5 l/2 bbl, Walnut grips.
  • I am persuaded that all valetudinarians are too sedentary, too regular, and too cautious — We should sometimes increase the motion of the machine, to unclog the wheels of life;...
  • But I must take exercise, and caseharden myself. for more
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