Steel(stl), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Steeled (stld); p. pr. & vb. n. Steeling.] [AS. stlan: cf. Icel. stla. See Steel, n.] 1. To overlay, point, or edge with steel; as, to steel a razor; to steel an ax.
Fig.: To make hard or strong; hence, to make insensible or obdurate.
Lies well steeled with weighty arguments.Shak.
O God of battles! steel my soldiers' hearts.Shak.
Why will you fight against so sweet a passion,Addison.
And steel your heart to such a world of charms?
Fig.: To cause to resemble steel, as in smoothness, polish, or other qualities.
These waters, steeledWordsworth.
By breezeless air to smoothest polish.
(Elec.) To cover, as an electrotype plate, with a thin layer of iron by electrolysis. The iron thus deposited is very hard, like steel.
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