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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
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Toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling
Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
Hypernyms (to "anneal" is one way to...):
toughen (make tough or tougher)
Somebody ----s something
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