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swage

 [swāj]
1. to shape metal by hammering or by adapting it to a die.
2. to fuse, as suture material to the end of a suture needle.

swage

(swāj),
1. To fuse suture thread to suture needles.
2. To shape metal by hammering or adapting it onto a die, often by using a counterdie.
[Old F. souage]

swage

(swāj)
1. to shape metal by hammering or by adapting it to a die.
2. to fuse, as suture material to the end of a suture needle.

swage

[swāj]
Etymology: OFr, souage
1 v, to shape metal by hammering or by adapting it to a die.
2 v, to fuse suture material to a needle, especially an eyeless needle.
3 n, a tool or form, often one of a pair, for shaping metal by pressure.

swage

(swāj)
1. To fuse suture thread to suture needles.
2. To shape metal by hammering or adapting it onto a die, often by using a counterdie.
[Old F. souage]

swage

(swāj)
1. To fuse suture thread to suture needles.
2. To shape metal by hammering or adapting it onto a die.
[Old F. souage]

swage (swāj),

v to shape metal by adapting or hammering it onto a die. Usually completed by forcing a counterdie into position on a die with the metal sheet interposed.

swage

1. to shape metal by hammering or by adapting it to a die.
2. to fuse, as suture material to the end of a suture needle.