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v. an·nealed, an·neal·ing, an·neals
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.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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[əˈniːlɪŋ] n (of glass, metal) → ricottura
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Its semicrystalline characteristics create additional capability to fine tune final products' performance including mechanical strength, for example, by increasing crystallinity through a thermal annealing process, or heat treatment [1].
Q: I've been annealing the neck/shoulder area on rifle cases for many years.
This project is aimed at contributing to the promotion of high-efficiency, high-precision social systems for Society 5.0 by realizing a high-speed, high-precision optimization solution platform that can be used to address real problems facing all industrial domains through the integration of quantum annealing machines and common software infrastructure.
Shanghai, China, July 25, 2018 --( Shanghai Shihang Copper Nickel Pipe Fitting Co., Ltd., today updated its annealing furnace to improve physical properties of copper nickel pipes, flanges, and fittings.
To decrease the residual stress during diffusion bonding, annealing experiments, simulations, and investigations of residual stress by X-ray diffraction (XRD) were performed.
Tensile tests were carried out at room temperature on monofilaments before and after the annealing treatment, using a monofilament tensile testing machine (Testometric Micro 350, UK), with 25 mm for the test length and 5 mm/min for the tensile speed, and each result is the average of 24 times tests.
It was found that Ge NCs were formed in films by annealing the amorphous samples and the average grain size was sequentially increased by further increasing the annealing temperature.
Due to the fact that annealing process is not a common issue, there is a limited amount of manufacturers involved in the development and production of the annealing units.
Oxycarbonate thin films were obtained by postdeposition furnace annealing [8] or by in situ annealing of deposited films at higher gas pressure [7, 9, 10].
The annealing process is found to increase the saturation magnetization but decrease the magnetic moment per Co ion.