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|Noun||1.||quenched steel - steel that has been hardened by immersing it in water or oil to cool it|
steel - an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
martensite - a solid solution of carbon in alpha-iron that is formed when steel is cooled so rapidly that the change from austenite to pearlite is suppressed; responsible for the hardness of quenched steel
oil-hardened steel - steel that is quenched in oil