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EtymologyEdit

thermo- +‎ tension

NounEdit

thermotension (uncountable)

  1. A process of increasing the strength of wrought iron by heating it to a determinate temperature, and giving to it, while in that state, a mechanical strain or tension in the direction in which the strength is afterward to be exerted.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for thermotension in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)