annealer

anneal

[uh-neel]
verb (used with object)
1.
to heat (glass, earthenware, metals, etc.) to remove or prevent internal stress.
2.
to free from internal stress by heating and gradually cooling.
3.
to toughen or temper.
4.
Biochemistry. to recombine (nucleic acid strands) at low temperature after separating by heat.
5.
to fuse colors onto (a vitreous or metallic surface) by heating.
noun
6.
an act, instance, or product of annealing.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English anelen, Old English anǣlan to kindle, equivalent to an- on + ǣlan to burn, akin to āl fire

annealer, noun
unannealed, adjective
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anneal (əˈniːl)
 
vb
1.  to temper or toughen (something) by heat treatment
2.  to subject to or undergo some physical treatment, esp heating, that removes internal stress, crystal defects, and dislocations
3.  (tr) to toughen or strengthen (the will, determination, etc)
4.  (often foll by out) physics to disappear or cause to disappear by a rearrangement of atoms: defects anneal out at different temperatures
 
n
5.  an act of annealing
 
[Old English onǣlan, from on + ǣlan to burn, from āl fire]
 
an'nealer
 
n

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anneal
O.E. onælan "to set on fire, kindle," from on- "on" + ælan "to burn, bake," from P.Gmc. *ailan, related to O.E. æled "fire, firebrand."
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