work-harden

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work-harden

vb
(Metallurgy) (tr) to increase the strength or hardness of (a metal) by a mechanical process, such as tension, compression, or torsion
ˈwork-ˌhardening n

work-harden


Past participle: work-hardened
Gerund: work-hardening

Imperative
work-harden
work-harden
Present
I work-harden
you work-harden
he/she/it work-hardens
we work-harden
you work-harden
they work-harden
Preterite
I work-hardened
you work-hardened
he/she/it work-hardened
we work-hardened
you work-hardened
they work-hardened
Present Continuous
I am work-hardening
you are work-hardening
he/she/it is work-hardening
we are work-hardening
you are work-hardening
they are work-hardening
Present Perfect
I have work-hardened
you have work-hardened
he/she/it has work-hardened
we have work-hardened
you have work-hardened
they have work-hardened
Past Continuous
I was work-hardening
you were work-hardening
he/she/it was work-hardening
we were work-hardening
you were work-hardening
they were work-hardening
Past Perfect
I had work-hardened
you had work-hardened
he/she/it had work-hardened
we had work-hardened
you had work-hardened
they had work-hardened
Future
I will work-harden
you will work-harden
he/she/it will work-harden
we will work-harden
you will work-harden
they will work-harden
Future Perfect
I will have work-hardened
you will have work-hardened
he/she/it will have work-hardened
we will have work-hardened
you will have work-hardened
they will have work-hardened
Future Continuous
I will be work-hardening
you will be work-hardening
he/she/it will be work-hardening
we will be work-hardening
you will be work-hardening
they will be work-hardening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been work-hardening
you have been work-hardening
he/she/it has been work-hardening
we have been work-hardening
you have been work-hardening
they have been work-hardening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been work-hardening
you will have been work-hardening
he/she/it will have been work-hardening
we will have been work-hardening
you will have been work-hardening
they will have been work-hardening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been work-hardening
you had been work-hardening
he/she/it had been work-hardening
we had been work-hardening
you had been work-hardening
they had been work-hardening
Conditional
I would work-harden
you would work-harden
he/she/it would work-harden
we would work-harden
you would work-harden
they would work-harden
Past Conditional
I would have work-hardened
you would have work-hardened
he/she/it would have work-hardened
we would have work-hardened
you would have work-hardened
they would have work-hardened
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References in periodicals archive ?
Inconel work-hardens at an impressive rate, so machining baffles is an interesting proposition.
First, firing work-hardens brass, especially the thinner body and neck.
But D2 also work-hardens as it is cut, which puts tremendous stresses on saw blade teeth.
Repeated expansion and sizing work-hardens the case and overtime makes it less resilient.
Unless the cutting edges stay sharp and clean, the part and tool overheat, chips build up on the cutting edge, and the part work-hardens.
Compression of the grain structure work-hardens the material to make a stronger connection in the case of rivets or a harder contact surface in the case of flared, flanged, swaged, and similar parts.