Caseharden
Caseharden Case"hard`en, v. t. 1. To subject to a process which converts the surface of iron into steel. [1913 Webster]

2. To render insensible to good influences. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(on the outside), , (on the surface)


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  • caseharden — [kās′härd΄ n] vt. 1. Metallurgy to form a hard, thin surface on (an iron alloy) 2. to make callous or unfeeling casehardened adj …   English World dictionary

  • caseharden — /kays hahr dn/, v.t. 1. Metall. to make the outside surface of (an alloy having an iron base) hard by carburizing and heat treatment, leaving the interior tough and ductile. 2. to harden in spirit so as to render insensible or insensitive to… …   Universalium

  • caseharden — verb a) To harden the surface of iron or steel by infusing carbon into the surface layer b) To make insensitive to hardship …   Wiktionary

  • caseharden — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make resistant to hardship, especially . through continued exposure: acclimate, acclimatize, harden, indurate, season, toughen. See CONTINUE, RESIST …   English dictionary for students

  • caseharden — v. forge metal, harden metal; make unfeeling, make callous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • caseharden — v. a. Harden (on the outside), steel, convert into steel (on the surface) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • caseharden — case•hard•en [[t]ˈkeɪsˌhɑr dn[/t]] v. t. 1) mel to harden the surface of (an iron based alloy) by carburizing and heat treatment, leaving the interior tough and ductile 2) to make callous • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • caseharden — /kays hahr dn/, v.t. 1. Metall. to make the outside surface of (an alloy having an iron base) hard by carburizing and heat treatment, leaving the interior tough and ductile. 2. to harden in spirit so as to render insensible or insensitive to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • harden — v 1. solidify, set, stabilize, establish; toughen, starch; temper, bake, anneal, vulcanize, Metall. caseharden; densify, freeze, inspissate, Pharm. incrassate; press, compress, compact, make compact; cement, fix, make tight, lock in, consolidate …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • harden — Synonyms and related words: acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, adjust, anneal, be tough, beef up, brace, brace up, break, break in, brutalize, buttress, cake, calcify, callous, case harden, caseharden, compact, concrete,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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