Meaning of annealing

verb, gerund or present participle
  1. heat (metal or glass) and allow it to cool slowly, in order to remove internal stresses and toughen it.
    copper tubes must be annealed after bending or they will be brittle
    the chimneys of annealing furnaces
    Dr Lowenstein, annealed to hostility, looked at me coolly
  2. recombine (DNA) in the double-stranded form.

Old English onǣlan, from on + ǣlan ‘burn, bake’ from āl ‘fire, burning’. The original sense was ‘set on fire’, hence (in late Middle English) ‘subject to fire, alter by heating’.

Information about annealing

  • It is a verb.
  • The plural form of annealing is: annealings.
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Hyphenation of annealing


  • It consists of 3 syllables and 9 chars.
  • annealing is a word trisyllabic because it has three syllables

annealing synonyms

Meaning tempering:


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