Definition of


  1. (verb, change) bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling

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Synonyms of Anneal

normalize, temper

Alternate forms of Anneal

Hypernyms: harden, indurate

Origin of the word Anneal

  1. O.E. on?lan "to set on fire, kindle," from on- "on" + ?lan "to burn, bake," from P.Gmc. *ailan, related to O.E. ?led "fire, firebrand." more

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Words that sound like Anneal

amelia, amy lowell, amyl, anal, anele, anemonella, anil, anile, animal, animal oil, animalia, annual, annually, annul, anole, anomala, anomaly, anouilh

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