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tr.v. heat-treat·ed, heat-treat·ing, heat-treats
To treat (metal, for example) by alternate heating and cooling in order to produce desired characteristics, such as increased hardness; temper.
heat treater n.
heat treatment n.
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(Metallurgy) (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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to subject (a metal or alloy) to controlled heating and cooling to improve hardness or other properties.
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Past participle: heat-treated
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