What does bluing mean?

Definitions for bluing
ˈblu ɪŋblu·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bluing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bluing, blueing, blue(noun)

    used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge

  2. bluing, blueing(noun)

    a process that makes something blue (or bluish)

Wiktionary

  1. bluing(Noun)

    A substance used in laundry to whiten clothes; blue

  2. bluing(Noun)

    Any of several processes to protect steel against rust

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bluing

    of Blue

  2. Bluing(noun)

    the act of rendering blue; as, the bluing of steel

  3. Bluing(noun)

    something to give a bluish tint, as indigo, or preparations used by washerwomen

Freebase

  1. Bluing

    Bluing is a passivation process in which steel is partially protected against rust, and is named after the blue-black appearance of the resulting protective finish. True gun bluing is an electrochemical conversion coating resulting from an oxidizing chemical reaction with iron on the surface selectively forming magnetite, the black oxide of iron. Black oxide provides minimal protection against corrosion, unless also treated with a water-displacing oil to reduce wetting and galvanic action. A distinction can be made between traditional bluing and some other more modern black oxide coatings, although bluing is a subset of black oxide coatings. In comparison, rust, the red oxide of iron, undergoes an extremely large volume change upon hydration; as a result, the oxide easily flakes off causing the typical reddish rusting away of iron. "Cold", "Hot", "Rust Blue" and "Fume Blue" are oxidizing processes simply referred to as bluing. "Cold" bluing is generally a selenium dioxide based compound that colors steel black, or more often a very dark gray. It is a difficult product to apply evenly, offers minimal protection and is generally best used for small fast repair jobs and touch-ups.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bluing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bluing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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