verb (used with object), pat·i·nat·ed, pat·i·nat·ing.

to cover or encrust with a patina.

Origin of patinate

First recorded in 1875–80; patin(a) + -ate1
Related formspat·i·na·tion, nounun·pat·i·nat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of patinate

  • Scuff it up, patinate it, so that it feels more physically, viscerally real, and a little less perfect.

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    Jane Ciabattari

    August 10, 2011