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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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