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an·neal

 (ə-nēl′)
v. an·nealed, an·neal·ing, an·neals
v.tr.
1. To subject (glass or metal) to a process of heating and slow cooling in order to toughen and reduce brittleness.
2. To strengthen or harden.
v.intr.
To become strengthened or hardened: "the time she needed for opinion to anneal around her policy" (Alexander M. Haig, Jr.).

[Middle English anelen, from Old English onǣlan, to set fire to : on, on; see on + ǣlan, to kindle.]
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Noun1.annealing - hardening something by heat treatmentannealing - hardening something by heat treatment
hardening - the act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact)
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annealing

[əˈniːlɪŋ] n (of glass, metal) → ricottura
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