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face-harden

[feys-hahr-dn] /ˈfeɪsˌhɑr dn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to harden the surface of (metal), as by chilling or casehardening.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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face-harden

verb
1.
(transitive) to harden the surface of (steel or iron) by the addition of carbon at high temperature
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