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Alloy Iron

Definition of the noun alloy iron

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  1. cast iron containing alloying elements (usually nickel or chromium or copper or molybdenum) to increase the strength or facilitate heat treatment
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of alloy iron: alloy cast iron
    • more generic term: cast iron = an alloy of iron containing so much carbon that it is brittle and so cannot be wrought but must be shaped by casting
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Google previewDictionary of Engineering (1873)

The best manner to alloy iron with arsenic is by cementation. Arsenic combines very intimately with iron; its alloy cannot be hardened like steel, nor can it be annealed. When the heat in melting this alloy is too strong, the arsenic evaporates ...

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