[ heet-treet ]
/ ˈhitˌtrit /
verb (used with object)
to subject (a metal or alloy) to controlled heating and cooling to improve hardness or other properties.
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Origin of heat-treat
First recorded in 1905–10
Related formsheat treatment, noun
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Examples from the Web for heat-treat
Wade, as chief chemist, you are to synthesize a little coffee and heat-treat a few eggs for us.Islands of Space|John W Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for heat-treat
(tr) to apply heat to (a metal or alloy) in one or more temperature cycles to give it desirable properties
Derived Formsheat treatment, noun
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