semikilled steel

semikilled steel

[′sem·i‚kild ′stēl]
(metallurgy)
Incompletely deoxidized steel containing enough dissolved oxygen to react with the carbon it contains to form carbon monoxide, the latter offsetting solidification shrinkage.
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