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

Definition of ausform

: 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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First Known Use of ausform

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ausform

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

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“Ausform.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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