hot-quench

hot-quench
\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ transitive verb
: to quench (a metal) in a hot bath (as of molten salt, lead, or oil)

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  • quench — [kwench] vt. [ME quenchen < OE cwencan, to extinguish, caus. of cwincan, to go out, akin to Fris kwinka, MHG verquinen, to pass away < IE base * gwey , to complain, weep] 1. to extinguish; put out [to quench fire with water] 2. to overcome; …   English World dictionary

  • quench — ► VERB 1) satisfy (thirst) by drinking. 2) satisfy (a desire). 3) extinguish (a fire). 4) stifle (a feeling). 5) rapidly cool (hot metal). 6) Physics & Electronics suppress or damp (luminescence, an oscillation, etc.). DERIVA …   English terms dictionary

  • Quench — A quench refers to a rapid cooling. In polymer chemistry and materials science, quenching is used to prevent low temperature processes such as phase transformations from occurring by only providing a narrow window of time in which the reaction is …   Wikipedia

  • quench — verb 1》 satisfy (thirst) by drinking. 2》 satisfy (a desire). 3》 extinguish (a fire).     ↘rapidly cool (hot metal). 4》 stifle (a feeling).     ↘dated reduce to silence. 5》 Physics & Electronics suppress or damp (luminescence, an oscillation,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • quench — v.tr. 1 satisfy (thirst) by drinking. 2 extinguish (a fire or light etc.). 3 cool, esp. with water (heat, a heated thing). 4 esp. Metallurgy cool (a hot substance) in cold water, air, oil, etc. 5 a stifle or suppress (desire etc.). b Physics &… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dirty water will quench fire — Mainly used to mean that a man’s lust can be satisfied by any woman, however loose or ugly. 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs I. V. B2 As this prouerbe saieth, for quench yng hot desire, Foul water as soone as fayre, wyl quenche hot fire. 1796 …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Martempering — is a heat treatment for steel involving austenitisation followed by step quenching, at a rate fast enough to avoid the formation of ferrite, pearlite or bainite to a temperature slightly above the martensite start (Ms) point. Soaking must be long …   Wikipedia

  • quencher — quench ► VERB 1) satisfy (thirst) by drinking. 2) satisfy (a desire). 3) extinguish (a fire). 4) stifle (a feeling). 5) rapidly cool (hot metal). 6) Physics & Electronics suppress or damp (luminescence, an oscillation, etc.). DERIVA …   English terms dictionary

  • Screw — This article is about the fastener. For other uses, see Screw (disambiguation). Screws come in a variety of shapes and sizes for different purposes. U.S. quarter coin (diameter 24 mm) shown for scale. A screw, or bolt, is a type of fastener… …   Wikipedia

  • steel — steellike, adj. /steel/, n. 1. any of various modified forms of iron, artificially produced, having a carbon content less than that of pig iron and more than that of wrought iron, and having qualities of hardness, elasticity, and strength varying …   Universalium

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