case-harden


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case-harden

vb (tr)
1. (Metallurgy) metallurgy to form a hard surface layer of high carbon content on (a steel component) by heating in a carburizing environment with subsequent quenching or heat treatment
2. to harden the spirit or disposition of; make callous: experience had case-hardened the judge.

case-harden


Past participle: case-hardened
Gerund: case-hardening

Imperative
case-harden
case-harden
Present
I case-harden
you case-harden
he/she/it case-hardens
we case-harden
you case-harden
they case-harden
Preterite
I case-hardened
you case-hardened
he/she/it case-hardened
we case-hardened
you case-hardened
they case-hardened
Present Continuous
I am case-hardening
you are case-hardening
he/she/it is case-hardening
we are case-hardening
you are case-hardening
they are case-hardening
Present Perfect
I have case-hardened
you have case-hardened
he/she/it has case-hardened
we have case-hardened
you have case-hardened
they have case-hardened
Past Continuous
I was case-hardening
you were case-hardening
he/she/it was case-hardening
we were case-hardening
you were case-hardening
they were case-hardening
Past Perfect
I had case-hardened
you had case-hardened
he/she/it had case-hardened
we had case-hardened
you had case-hardened
they had case-hardened
Future
I will case-harden
you will case-harden
he/she/it will case-harden
we will case-harden
you will case-harden
they will case-harden
Future Perfect
I will have case-hardened
you will have case-hardened
he/she/it will have case-hardened
we will have case-hardened
you will have case-hardened
they will have case-hardened
Future Continuous
I will be case-hardening
you will be case-hardening
he/she/it will be case-hardening
we will be case-hardening
you will be case-hardening
they will be case-hardening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been case-hardening
you have been case-hardening
he/she/it has been case-hardening
we have been case-hardening
you have been case-hardening
they have been case-hardening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been case-hardening
you will have been case-hardening
he/she/it will have been case-hardening
we will have been case-hardening
you will have been case-hardening
they will have been case-hardening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been case-hardening
you had been case-hardening
he/she/it had been case-hardening
we had been case-hardening
you had been case-hardening
they had been case-hardening
Conditional
I would case-harden
you would case-harden
he/she/it would case-harden
we would case-harden
you would case-harden
they would case-harden
Past Conditional
I would have case-hardened
you would have case-hardened
he/she/it would have case-hardened
we would have case-hardened
you would have case-hardened
they would have case-hardened