What does anneal mean?

Definitions for annealəˈnil

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anneal, temper, normalize(verb)

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

    "temper glass"


  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.

Webster Dictionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Anneal

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anneal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anneal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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