Definition of Annealing:

  1. 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.

  2. Heat (metal or glass) and allow it to cool slowly, in order to remove internal stresses and toughen it.

  3. 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?

  1. 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.
  2. Copper tubes must be annealed after bending or they will be brittle.

Meaning of Annealing & Annealing Definition