Meaning of anneal
Pronunciation: (u-nēl'), [key]
- to heat (glass, earthenware, metals, etc.) to remove or prevent internal stress.
- to free from internal stress by heating and gradually cooling.
- to toughen or temper.
- to recombine (nucleic acid strands) at low temperature after separating by heat.
- to fuse colors onto (a vitreous or metallic surface) by heating.
- an act, instance, or product of annealing.
- anneal (Thesaurus)