Meaning of “anneal” in the English Dictionary

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"anneal" in British English

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annealverb [ T ]

uk /əˈniːl/ us /əˈniːl/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Nickel steels may be annealed at lower temperatures than carbon steels, depending upon their alloy content. 
  • The purpose for which this steel is annealed is a deciding factor as to what heat to give it. 
  • The strip should be annealed during the rolling and again at the finish. 
  • The temperature producing the finest grain should be used for annealing and hardening. 
  • They are then roasted or annealed, so as to procure the requisite temper and colour, whether bronze or blue. 

(Definition of “anneal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)