Definitions for annealəˈnil

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  1. anneal, temper, normalize(verb)

    bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling

    "temper glass"

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  1. anneal(Verb)

    To subject to great heat, and then cool slowly for the purpose of rendering less brittle; to temper; to toughen.

  2. anneal(Verb)

    To strengthen or harden.

    There was more than one way to anneal them with regards to resolve.

  3. Origin: From anelen, onelen, from anælan, onælan, from ana + ailijanan, from aidʰ-. Related to onal, al, eldur, eld, ild.

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  1. Anneal(verb)

    to subject to great heat, and then cool slowly, as glass, cast iron, steel, or other metal, for the purpose of rendering it less brittle; to temper; to toughen

  2. Anneal(verb)

    to heat, as glass, tiles, or earthenware, in order to fix the colors laid on them

  3. Origin: [OE. anelen to heat, burn, AS. anlan; an on + lan to burn; also OE. anelen to enamel, prob. influenced by OF. neeler, nieler, to put a black enamel on gold or silver, F. nieller, fr. LL. nigellare to blacken, fr. L. nigellus blackish, dim. of niger black. Cf. Niello, Negro.]


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