heat-treat

verb
\ ˈhēt-ˌtrēt How to pronounce heat-treat (audio) \
heat-treated; heat-treating; heat-treats

Definition of heat-treat

transitive verb

: to subject to heat especially : to treat (a material, such as metal) by heating and cooling in a way that will produce desired properties

Other Words from heat-treat

heat treater noun
heat treatment noun

First Known Use of heat-treat

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Heat-treat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heat-treat. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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