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strain hardening

noun

work hardening

noun
1.
the toughening or strengthening of a metal by cold-working or another mechanical process.
Also called strain hardening.
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British Dictionary definitions for strain hardening

strain hardening

noun
1.
a process in which a metal is permanently deformed in order to increase its resistance to further deformation
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