acierate
To convert iron into steel, or to coat with a layer of steel by converting only the surface of the iron.

It should not be attempted to convert impure irons into steel...for then there is no certainty regarding the stability of the acieration.

See Also: acieration, acierage

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  • acierate — [as′ē ər āt΄] vt. acierated, acierating [Fr acier, steel < LL aciarium < L acies, sharpness < acer, sharp < IE base * ak̑ (see ACID) + ATE1] to change into steel …   English World dictionary

  • acierate — acieration, n. /as ee euh rayt /, v.t., acierated, acierating. to convert (iron) into steel. [1865 70; < F aciér(er) deriv. of acier steel ( < VL *aciarium, equiv. to L aci(es) sharpness + arium ARY) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • acierate — v. transform iron into steel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acierate — /ˈeɪsiəreɪt/ (say ayseeuhrayt) verb (t) (acierated, acierating) to convert (iron) into steel. {French acier steel + ate1} –acieration /ˌeɪsiəˈreɪʃən/ (say .ayseeuh rayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • acierate — acieration, n. /as ee euh rayt /, v.t., acierated, acierating. to convert (iron) into steel. [1865 70; < F aciér(er) deriv. of acier steel ( < VL *aciarium, equiv. to L aci(es) sharpness + arium ARY) + ATE1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • -ate — ate1 a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, its English distribution paralleling that of Latin. The form originated as a suffix added to a stem verbs to form adjectives (separate). The resulting form could also be used independently as a… …   Universalium

  • acieration — noun The conversion of iron into steel. It should not be attempted to convert impure irons into steel...for then there is no certainty regarding the stability of the acieration. See Also: acierate, acierage …   Wiktionary

  • acierage —   n. process of steel plating.    ♦ acierate, v.t. make into steel …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • acierage — ˈasēərij noun ( s) Etymology: French aciérage, from acier + age : the process of coating the surface of a metal plate (as a stereotype plate) with a thin layer of iron by electrolysis, the iron becoming hard like steel : steeling * * * acˈierage… …   Useful english dictionary

  • acieration — acierāˈtion noun • • • Main Entry: ↑acierate …   Useful english dictionary

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