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Definition of Annealing
Annealing An*neal"ing, n.
1. The process used to render glass, iron, etc., less
brittle, performed by allowing them to cool very gradually
from a high heat.
2. The burning of metallic colors into glass, earthenware,
AnnealingAnneal An*neal", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annealed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Annealing.] [OE. anelen to heat, burn, AS. an?lan; an on
+ ?lan to burn; also OE. anelen to enamel, prob. influenced
by OF. neeler, nieler, to put a black enamel on gold or
silver, F. nieller, fr. LL. nigellare to blacken, fr. L.
nigellus blackish, dim. of niger black. Cf. Niello,
1. To subject to great heat, and then cool slowly, as glass,
cast iron, steel, or other metal, for the purpose of
rendering it less brittle; to temper; to toughen.
2. To heat, as glass, tiles, or earthenware, in order to fix
the colors laid on them.
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