Metallurgy. to make the outside surface of (an alloy having an iron base) hard by carburizing and heat treatment, leaving the interior tough and ductile.
to harden in spirit so as to render insensible or insensitive to external impressions or influences; make callous.
I have a peculiar kind of steel which I cannot harden by fire and water, neither will it caseharden by prussiate of potash.
Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.–No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878 Various
all the relevant information or material gathered about an individual, family, group, etc., and arranged so as to serve as an organized record and have analytic value for a social worker, student, or the like: used especially in social work, sociology, psychiatry, and medicine. noun a record of a person’s background, medical history, etc, esp […]
- Case integration services
case integration services standard, programming (CIS) A committee formed to discuss CASE tool integration standards related to ATIS. (1994-10-25)
the person who records in the casebox a tally of cards as they appear in the box.
a knife carried or kept in a case or sheath. a table knife. Historical Examples By and by he came down, smoking a cigarette, and was met by this woman flourishing her case-knife. A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. While thus employed, he told me to feel in his coat-pocket for a case-knife. Pelham, […]