anneal, temper, normalize(verb)
bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
To subject to great heat, and then cool slowly for the purpose of rendering less brittle; to temper; to toughen.
To strengthen or harden.
There was more than one way to anneal them with regards to resolve.
Origin: From anelen, onelen, from anælan, onælan, from ana + ailijanan, from aidʰ-. Related to onal, al, eldur, eld, ild.
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
to heat, as glass, tiles, or earthenware, in order to fix the colors laid on them
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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an-ēl′, v.t. to temper glass or metals by subjecting them to great heat and gradual cooling: to heat in order to fix colours on, as glass.—n. Anneal′ing. [Pfx. an-, and A.S. ælan, to burn.]
The numerical value of anneal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of anneal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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