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
References in classic literature ?
Otto was already one of those drifting, case-hardened labourers who never marry or have children of their own.
"I'll be case-hardened by that time," was his reply.
"Since you are not yet case-hardened, tell me what you think right now about the general editorial policy."
You can tell at a glance the difference between the old hand and the novice; between the case-hardened man who has been used to shift and struggle for years and the poor devil of a beginner striving to hide his misery, and in a constant agony of fear lest he should be found out.
Not only was he gambling as he had never gambled before, but he was gambling at the biggest table in the world and for stakes so large that even the case-hardened habitues of that table were compelled to sit up.
"I ought to be more case-hardened after my Afghan experiences.
Luckily the boy was case-hardened, and would have smoked a small lime-kiln if anybody had treated him with it.
I have been so much buffeted about in war and by sea that I am case-hardened, and this too may go with the rest.
Originally estimated at between $50,000 to $70,000, this rare 3V2-inch-barreled blued and case-hardened .38 retains virtually all of its original finish.
While the top of the line "working" gun is the Model 1873 Sporter with an octagon barrel and a case-hardened receiver, there are four other models plus a special 150th Commemorative gun.
It features stock made from American Walnut, bone-charcoal color case-hardened frame and furniture and Marble Arms' rear and front sights.