How to Pronounce anneals?

Correct pronunciation for the word "anneals" is [ɐnˈiːlz], [ɐnˈiːlz], [ɐ_n_ˈiː_l_z].

"Anneals" in context

Annealing is a process used to alter the physical and/or chemical properties of a material by heating it and then slowly cooling it. Commonly employed to improve the toughness, strength, and ductility of a material, a controlled annealing process can produce improved performance for a range of applications. Heat treatment processes such as quenching, tempering, and normalizing are also employed when annealing is the goal.

Annealing involves heating the material above a critical temperature and then allowing the material to cool at a predetermined rate. Depending on the materials being annealed, different cooling rates may be employed to achieve desired results.

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