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n. green incrustation on bronze (due to age); gloss on object (due to age); superficial covering
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Patina ( or ) is a tarnish that forms on the surface of bronze and similar metals (produced by oxidation or other chemical processes); a sheen on wooden furniture produced by age, wear, and polishing; or any such acquired change of a surface through age and exposure. On metal, patina is a coating of various chemical compounds such as oxides or carbonates formed on the surface during exposure to the elements (weathering). Patina also refers to accumulated changes in surface texture and colour that result from normal use of an object such as a coin or a piece of furniture over time.
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1. a fine coating of oxide on the surface of a metal
(hypernym) coating, coat
(derivation) patinate, patinize, patinise
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nf. aerugo, verdigris; green coating on metal
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v. skate, ski
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