patinate

[ pat-n-eyt ]
/ ˈpæt nˌeɪt /

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 forms

pat·i·na·tion, nounun·pat·i·nat·ed, adjective
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