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The welding of two materials under high pressure or vacuum without the use of heat.
(Metallurgy) (tr) to join (two metal surfaces) without heat by forcing them together so that the oxide films are broken and adhesion occurs
cold welding n
Past participle: cold-welded
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Under pressure, the metal pattern on the stamp cold-welds
to the metal cathode coating the underlying organic films.