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ANNEAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does anneal mean? 

ANNEAL (verb)
  The verb ANNEAL has 1 sense:

1. toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling

  Familiarity information: ANNEAL used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANNEAL (verb)


Sense 1anneal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

anneal; temper; normalize

Context example:

temper glass

Hypernyms (to "anneal" is one way to...):

toughen (make tough or tougher)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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