An*neal" transitive verb
to heat, burn, AS. anlan
on + lan
to burn; also OE. anelen
to enamel, prob. influenced by OF. neeler
, to put a black enamel on gold or silver, F. nieller
, fr. LL. nigellare
to blacken, fr. L. nigellus
blackish, dim. of niger
black. Cf. Niello
imperfect & past participle Annealed present participle & verbal noun Annealing
- 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.
- To heat, as glass, tiles, or earthenware, in order to fix the colors laid on them.