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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·neal v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annealed p. pr. & vb. n. Annealing.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : made less brittle by heating and then cooling; "used
            annealed paving blocks"