coaxing


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coaxing

[kōks·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Improving fatigue strength of a metal by increasing the stress range, beginning just below the fatigue limit.
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2 : to gain or get by coaxing or flattering <He's trying to wheedle money out of them.
For thousands of years, people have been coaxing other creatures into doing chores.
Perhaps because Thomas and his orchestra make their home in San Francisco's acoustically challenged Davies Symphony Hall, a mastery of dynamics characterized their playing, with Thomas coaxing both near whispers and veritable explosions from the orchestra.