Definition of heat treatment in English:

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heat treatment

noun

[mass noun]
The use of heat for therapeutic purposes in medicine or to modify the properties of a material, especially in metallurgy.
Example sentences
  • Ice packs also can help, and you can try alternating heat treatment with ice packs.
  • Thinner veins can be removed with laser or heat treatment (thermal ablation).
  • If your skin has poor sensation or if you have poor circulation, don't use heat treatment.

Derivatives

heat-treat

Pronunciation: /ˈhiːtˌtriːt/
verb
Example sentences
  • The same basic stainless-steel alloy can be heat-treated in a number of different ways.
  • You can also buy pasteurized eggs, which have been heat-treated to 140 F for 3.5 minutes.
  • Titanium's strength depends upon how it's alloyed and heat-treated, just as with steel.

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