What does anneal mean?

anneal meaning in General Dictionary

To susceptible to great temperature and then cool off slowly as cup cast-iron metal or any other metal for the purpose of making this less brittle to temper to toughen

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  • bring to a desired persistence, texture, or stiffness by an activity of gradually heating and cooling
  • To subject to great temperature, then cool slowly, as glass, cast iron, metallic, or any other metal, for the intended purpose of rendering it less brittle; to temper; to toughen.
  • To heat, as glass, tiles, or earthenware, so that you can fix the colors laid in it.

anneal meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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anneal meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To at the mercy of great temperature, and then cool gradually, as cup, cast-iron, metal, or other metal, for the true purpose of rendering it less brittle; to temper; to toughen.

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  • (v. t.) To warm, as glass, tiles, or earthenware, in order to fix the colors laid on it.

Sentence Examples with the word anneal

At the Vienna mint the practice has been to anneal silver bars after each passage through the rolls.

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