verb (used with object)
Origin of anneal
Examples from the Web for annealing
Historical Examples of annealing
If the sulphur is kept melted for some time at 125° C. the annealing is not so important.
The annealing cannot be carried out in air, owing to the tendency to oxidation.
A good size gas or oil furnace for annealing and case-hardening.The Working of Steel
Fred H. Colvin
We regulate the oven according to what we are annealing in it.The Story of Glass
Sara Ware Bassett
The process is somewhat similar to that employed in annealing glass.
Word Origin for anneal
Old English onælan "to set on fire, kindle," from on- "on" + ælan "to burn, bake," from Proto-Germanic *ailan, "probably" [Watkins] from PIE *ai- "to burn" (see ash (n.1)); related to Old English æled "fire, firebrand," Old Norse eldr, Danish ild "fire." Related: Annealed; annealing.