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  1. pa·ti·na
    IPA[pəˈtēnə]
  2. noun

    • 1. a green or brown film on the surface of bronze or similar metals, produced by oxidation over a long period:

      many bronzes have been overcleaned, their original patina removed and artificially replaced
    • 2. a gloss or sheen on a surface resulting from age or polishing:

      the dining table will acquire a warm patina with age
    • 3. the impression or appearance of something:

      he carries the patina of old money and good breeding
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: patina, plural noun: patinas

    • noun

      a green or brown film on the surface of bronze or similar metals, produced by oxidation over a long period:

      a gloss or sheen on a surface resulting from age or polishing:

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