Definition of patination noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpætɪˈneɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpætɪˈneɪʃn//
[uncountable, countable] (specialist)
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a shiny layer on the surface of metal, wood, etc.; the process of covering something with a shiny layer Japanese metalworkers have made the skill of patination into an art form.
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