face-harden
face-harden \face-harden\ v. t. to harden (steel) by adding carbon. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • face-harden — [fās′härd΄ n] vt. CASEHARDEN (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • face-harden — verb harden steel by adding carbon • Hypernyms: ↑harden, ↑indurate • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to harden the face or surface of * * * /fays hahr dn/, v.t. to harden the su …   Useful english dictionary

  • face-harden — /fays hahr dn/, v.t. to harden the surface of (metal), as by chilling or casehardening. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • face-hard|en — «FAYS HAHR duhn», transitive verb. to harden the surface of (a metal), as by chilling or casting …   Useful english dictionary

  • harden — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)d(ə)n[/t]] hardens, hardening, hardened 1) V ERG When something hardens or when you harden it, it becomes stiff or firm. Mould the mixture into shape while hot, before it hardens... [V n] Give the cardboard two or three coats of… …   English dictionary

  • harden — hard|en [ˈha:dn US ˈha:rdn] v [I and T] 1.) to become firm or stiff, or to make something firm or stiff ≠ ↑soften ▪ It will take about 24 hours for the glue to harden. 2.) if your attitude hardens, or if something hardens it, you become more… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • face — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 front part of the head ADJECTIVE ▪ angelic, beautiful, cute, handsome, lovely, perfect, pleasant, pretty, sweet …   Collocations dictionary

  • harden — verb (hardened; hardening) Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to make hard or harder 2. to confirm in disposition, feelings, or action; especially to make callous < hardened his heart > 3. a. inure, to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • harden — verb Harden is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑cement, ↑expression, ↑eye, ↑face, ↑mouth, ↑nipple, ↑voice Harden is used with these nouns as the object: ↑heart, ↑steel …   Collocations dictionary

  • harden — verb 1 (I, T) to become firm or stiff, or to make something firm or stiff: Make sure you give the paint enough time to dry and harden. 2 (I) to become more strict and determined and less sympathetic: Opposition to the military regime has hardened …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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