verb (used with object), pat·i·nat·ed, pat·i·nat·ing.
to cover or encrust with a patina.
Origin of patinate
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Scuff it up, patinate it, so that it feels more physically, viscerally real, and a little less perfect.'Harry Potter' for Grown-Ups
August 10, 2011