heat-treat
transitive verb Date: 1907 to subject to heat; especially to treat (as metals) by heating and cooling in a way that will produce desired properties • heat treater nounheat treatment noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heat-treat — [hēt′trēt΄] vt. to heat and cool (a metal) so as to change its ductility or other properties in a desired way …   English World dictionary

  • heat-treat — heat′ treat v. t. mel to subject (a metal or alloy) to controlled heating and cooling to improve hardness or other properties …   From formal English to slang

  • heat-treat — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to treat (as metals) by heating and cooling in a way that will produce desired properties (as hardness or ductility) compare anneal, harden, normalize, patent, spheroidize, temper; malleableize; graphitize * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • heat-treat — heat treatment. /heet treet /, v.t. to subject (a metal or alloy) to controlled heating and cooling to improve hardness or other properties. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • heat-treat — /ˈhit trit/ (say heet treet) verb (t) to subject (a metal) to heat treatment …   Australian English dictionary

  • Heat-treat — Подвергать термообработке …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • heat — n. & v. n. 1 a the condition of being hot. b the sensation or perception of this. c high temperature of the body. 2 Physics a a form of energy arising from the random motion of the molecules of bodies, which may be transferred by conduction,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • heat treatment — noun the use of heat for therapeutic purposes in medicine or to modify the properties of a material, especially in metallurgy. Derivatives heat treat verb …   English new terms dictionary

  • heat treater — noun see heat treat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heat treatment — noun see heat treat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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