austemper

transitive verb

aus·​tem·​per
ȯs‧ˈtempə(r)
-ed/-ing/-s
: to quench (steel) from above the transformation temperature in a bath between 350° and 600° F and hold it there until transformation of austenite stops, for rendering it hard and tough

Word History

Etymology

austenite + temper

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“Austemper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/austemper. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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