casehardening definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of caseharden.
  • noun:
    • The act or procedure for changing the area of iron into steel.
    • In metallurgy, a rapid procedure for cementation, where the surface of wrought-iron is became steel by heating the content become treated in an iron box, touching some animal matter, including bone tissue, parings of horses' hoofs, or fabric. This is accomplished in a smith's forge, or in any appropriate furnace.
    • an activity of induration influencing areas of rocks.

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