Definition of Annealing:
Process of softening a material (such as glass), metal (such as cast iron), or an alloy (such as steel) to make it less brittle by (1) heating it to a particular temperature, (2) maintaining it at that temperature for a particular duration, and (3) cooling it slowly to normal temperature at a particular rate. Opposite of tempering.
Heat (metal or glass) and allow it to cool slowly, in order to remove internal stresses and toughen it.
Recombine (DNA) in the double-stranded form.
Synonyms of Annealing
Solidify, Set, Become hard, Become solid, Congeal, Clot, Coagulate, Stiffen, Thicken, Cake, Freeze, Bake, Crystallize
How to use Annealing in a sentence?
- Consistent with the results of SUGIYAMA et al. 1998, 100% of the DNA was annealed by 2 min when 20 nM Rad 52 was included in the reaction.
- Copper tubes must be annealed after bending or they will be brittle.
Meaning of Annealing & Annealing Definition