anneal

The process of heating metal for a period of time to release the molecular changes created when it has been hardened either through work hardening or heat hardening. In jewelry making the heating is usually until the metal is red hot.
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anneal

(ә-nēl´) to heat a material, such as glass or metal, followed by controlled cooling to remove internal stresses and induce a desired degree of toughness, temper, or softness of the material. to homogenize an amalgam alloy ingot by heating it in an oven. to heat a material, such as ...
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anneal

[v] - toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling
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Anneal

• (v. t.) 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. • (v. t.) To heat, as glass, tiles, or earthenware, in order to fix the colors laid on them.
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anneal

verb toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling; `temper glass`
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Anneal

An·neal' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Annealed ; present participle & verbal noun Annealing .] [ Middle English anelen to heat, burn, Anglo-Saxon an...lan ; an on + ...lan to burn; also Midd...
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Anneal

The pairing of complementary DNA or RNA sequences, via hydrogen bonding, to form a double-stranded polynucleotide. Most often used to describe the binding of a short primer or probe.
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Anneal

The process of controlled heating and cooling of a metal. In wire and cable products, copper and aluminum are annealed to increase flexibility while maintaining adequate strength.
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Anneal

The process of using heating and slow cooling to toughen steel (or glass) by reducing its brittleness and internal stresses.
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anneal

The sustained heating of a material such as steel or glass at aspecific high temperature, followed by gradual cooling, this is done to eliminate weakness or to produce other qualities. ... The pairing of complementary DNA or RNA sequences, via hydrogenbonding, to form a double-stranded molecule. Mostoften used to describe the binding of a short pri...
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anneal

to heat and cool metal gradually to temper
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anneal

To soften dies, planchets or metal by heat treatment.
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anneal

Type: Term Pronunciation: an-nēl′ Definitions: 1. To soften or temper a metal by controlled heating and cooling; the process makes a metal more easily adapted, bent, or swaged, and often less brittle. 2. In dentistry, to heat gold leaf preparatory to its insertion into a cavity, to remove adsorbed gases and other contaminants. 3. The pai...
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