EXTRUDED--To push or force out, expel. To force
COMPENSATOR--Any of various devices or
(metal, plastic, etc.) through a die or very small
circuits used to correct or offset some disturbing
holes to give it a certain shape.
action, such as speed deviations in a moving system
or excessive current in a circuit.
FERROUS--Substances containing iron.
CONCAVE--Hollowed or rounded inward like the
FIBER--A single strand of material that is rolled or
inside of a bowl.
formed in one direction, and used as a principal
constituent in composite material because of its
high axial strength and modulus.
FUSIBLE--Liquified by heat, easily melted.
CONVEX--Curving outward like the surface of a
COUNTERSINK--To set the head of a screw at or
GPM--Gallons per minute.
below the surface.
HALOGEN--Any of the five nonmetallic chemical
elements fluorine, chlorine, bromine, astatine, and
CRYSTALLINE--Composed of crystals.
HELICAL--Something spiral in shape.
CYLINDRICAL--Relating to or having the form or
properties of a cylinder.
HONEYCOMB--A strong, lightweight, cellular
DEAERATE--To remove air or gas from.
DESICCANT--A drying agent.
offered or by the pressure transmitted when a
quantity of liquid, such water or oil, is forced
impaired in quality, functioning, or conditioning.
through a small orifice or tube.
DYNAMIC SEA--Seal between two parts with rela-
HYDROCARBON--An organic compound contain-
ing only carbon and hydrogen and often occurring
ELECTROHYDRAULIC--A combination of elec-
in petroleum, natural gas, coal and bitumens.
tric and hydraulic mechanisms.
HYDROCHLORIC ACID--A strong, highly corro-
sive acid that is a water solution of the gas hydrogen
chloride, and is widely used in the processing of ore
EMULSION--A suspension of small globules of one
and for cleaning metals.
liquid in a second liquid with which the first will
not mix, such as milk fats in milk.
HYDROLYZE--To decompose a compound by split-
ting it into other compounds by taking up water.
EPOXY--A compound in which an oxygen atom is
joined to each of two attached atoms, usually
IMBEDDED--To make something an integral part of.
carbon. Designation of various thermosetting
IMPREGNATED--To furnish one substance with
resins, containing epoxy groups, that are blended
some actuating or modifying substance that is
with other chemicals to form strong, hard,
infused or introduced. An example is the
chemically resistant substances, such as adhesives,
nonwoven, non-metallic, abrasive mats that are
used for the removal of corrosion products and
ERRATIC--Deviating from the normal, conventional,
paint scuffing prior to painting. These abrasive
or customary course.
mats are, in effect, nylon webbing, impregnated
with aluminum oxide.
EUTECTIC--Mixture or alloy with a melting point
lower than that of any other combination of the
INERT--Lacking a usual or anticipated chemical or
INHIBITOR--An agent that slows or interferes with a