• The soaking of asbestos materials to diminish the level of air contamination they give off when disturbed. The water is mixed with saturants and surfactants before it is applied to the asbestos.
  • Coating a base metal with filler metal prior to soldering or brazing. See also tinning.


  • The coating of a surface, such as a contact, with a smooth adherent liquid film.
  • The coating of a surface to be soldered with a smooth adherent film of molten solder. This helps ensure proper heating, the minimization of the transfer of impurities, and the obtaining of a sound joint. Also called solder wetting.