repoussage

[ ruh-poo-sahzh ]
/ rə puˈsɑʒ /

noun

the art or process of working in repoussé.
the flattening of the hollow areas of an etching or engraving plate by hammering it gently on the reverse side.

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Origin of repoussage

<French, equivalent to repouss(er) (see repoussé) + -age-age
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