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pat·i·nate

 (păt′n-āt′)
v. pat·i·nat·ed, pat·i·nat·ing, pat·i·nates
v.tr.
To furnish with a patina.
v.intr.
To acquire or become covered with a patina.

patinate

(ˈpætɪneɪt)
vb
(Metallurgy) to coat the surface of (a metal); (of the surface of a metal) to become coated with a film of oxide
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Verb1.patinate - coat with a patina
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
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She has two workers, but the direction-such as applying acid to the brass to patinate it and bring out the metal's green and pinkish tones-is all hers.
And Kim is now committed to what he calls eco-anarchism: He allows his seemingly pristine paintings to age and patinate, effectively reversing their presumed association with the official values of the Park era.
We are finding that the ability to patinate the sprayed material greatly increases its scope and potential uses.