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Definition of "annealing" []

  • The act of heating solid metal or glass to high temperatures and cooling it slowly so that its particles arrange into a defined lattice. (noun)
  • Present participle of anneal. (verb)

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Use "annealing" in a sentence
  • "The term annealing usually implies relatively slow cooling."
  • "Distribute Attachment 8-A, "Water and Oil Quenching" and ask participants to define and discuss the terms annealing, hardening and tempering."
  • "These bubbles and channels form within the polymers as they are being created in a baking process, called annealing, that is used to improve the materials 'performance."