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anneal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word anneal

(verb) bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
Synonyms : normalize , temper
Example Sentence
  • temper glass

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for anneal

TO make "NAAL" ( horse shoe) One has to heat the iron then cool it, and repeat the process to get a tough horse shoe...A-NAAL ..:)
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by gatz_funky

ANNEAL=A+NAIL. You must ANNEAL metal to make A NAIL.
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by dshefman

For tv series "SCRUBS" viewers only : Dr. Cox want to anneal J.D.
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by kamil.king

Anneal rhymes like Peel: which means to remove outer covering..now imagine a cricket ball. If you peel off the outer covering you are left with a cork which is very hard...So, appeal means to harden things.
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by albelaguy

AnEel is a fish which give out electricity, so it increases its toughness,which can also be increased by heating or cooling
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by mohit26041988

an + kneel is very hard,hold our full body
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by sakthivelu

ANNEAL ===> toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"[VERB]
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by tpant

anneal sounds like heal so when someone heals his bitterness reduces and toughness increases. as simple as that.
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