transitive verb aus·form \ˈȯsˌfȯ(ə)rm, -ȯ(ə)m\

Definition of ausform


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

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Origin and Etymology of ausform

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

First Known Use: 1962

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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