heattreat

heat-treat

[heet-treet]
verb (used with object)
to subject (a metal or alloy) to controlled heating and cooling to improve hardness or other properties.

Origin:
1905–10

heat treatment, noun
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heat-treat
 
vb
(tr) to apply heat to (a metal or alloy) in one or more temperature cycles to give it desirable properties
 
heat treatment
 
n

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