Annealed
Anneal 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}, {Negro}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To heat, as glass, tiles, or earthenware, in order to fix the colors laid on them. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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