from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to recalescence.
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The principal effect of tungsten, as conceded by leading authorities, is that it distinctly retards separation of the iron-carbon solution, removing the lowest recalescent point down to atmospheric temperature.
This is demonstrated by the changes in the critical ranges of this alloy steel taking place slowly; in other words, it has a tendency to raise the _Ac_ range (decalescent points) and lower the _Ar_ range (recalescent points).