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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To change by heating and cooling. To make metal or glass hard by heating it and then slowly letting it get cold.

Usage examples (31)
  • It's often necessary to anneal glass products.
  • (For the record: I pronounce it like the word "anneal", used in glassmaking.)
  • You would need to heat it to anneal it, for bending.
  • -- To anneal steel it must be heated to a bright cherry red and then gradually cooled down. for more
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