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heat-treat

[heet-treet] /ˈhitˌtrit/
verb (used with object)
1.
to subject (a metal or alloy) to controlled heating and cooling to improve hardness or other properties.
Origin of heat-treat
1905-1910
1905-10
Related forms
heat treatment, noun
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  • Wade, as chief chemist, you are to synthesize a little coffee and heat-treat a few eggs for us.

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British Dictionary definitions for heat-treat

heat-treat

verb
1.
(transitive) to apply heat to (a metal or alloy) in one or more temperature cycles to give it desirable properties
Derived Forms
heat treatment, noun
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