anneal definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To subject (cup or metal) to a process of home heating and sluggish air conditioning being toughen and minimize brittleness.
    • to bolster or harden.
    • To at the mercy of great temperature, then cool gradually, as glass, cast iron, metal, or other steel, for the intended purpose of rendering it less brittle; to temper; to toughen.
    • To warm, as glass, tiles, or earthenware, to be able to fix the colors set on it.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • In order to become strengthened or hardened: "enough time she necessary for viewpoint to anneal around the woman plan” ( Alexander M. Haig, Jr.)
  • verb:
    • To at the mercy of great heat, and cool slowly for the purpose of rendering less brittle; to temper; to toughen.
    • to bolster or harden.
    • bring to a desired consistency, texture, or stiffness by an activity of gradually heating and cooling
  • others:
    • Originally, to set unstoppable; kindle.
    • To warm, fire, bake, or fuse, as glass, earthenware, ores, etc.
    • To heat up, as glass, earthenware, or metals, to be able to fix colors; enamel.
    • To treat, as glass, earthenware, or metals, by home heating and gradually cooling, in order to toughen all of them and remove their particular brittleness.
    • Same as aneal.

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