transitive verb

: to subject (steel) to deformation and then to quenching and tempering in order to increase the strength, ductility, and resistance to fatigue failure

Word History


austenitic + deform; from the deformation's taking place while the steel is still in the austenitic form

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ausform was in 1962

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“Ausform.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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