The slow heating and cooling of a metal, alloy, or glass to relieve internal stresses and make up crystal dislocations or vacancies which have arisen in casting, cold working, or machining. The annealed material is tougher and easier to process further. Machine tools, wire, and sheet metal are annealed during manufacture.
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