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repoussage

[ruh-poo-sahzh]
noun
  1. the art or process of working in repoussé.
  2. 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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