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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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Patinating and toning the whole figure and sealing the patinated and tinted metal figure - 185.
After patinating the sculptural top, gold leaf was applied but not on all the surfaces.
The curators--Ann Gallagher and Loren Hansi Momodu--(and/or the artist) have been too alert to ignore the exploits of Hirst the impresario, and it would be disingenuous to criticize them for succumbing to the pressure implicit in the retrospective project, whereby the art object proper is separated from the everything else (plenty, in Hirst's case), in the interest of patinating the newly minted master status of the artist at hand.