patina Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"patina" in British English

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uk   /ˈpæt.ɪ.nə/  us   /ˈpæt̬.ən.ə/
[S] a ​thinsurfacelayer that ​develops on something because of use, ​age, or ​chemicalaction: His ​tomb was ​covered with ayellow patina oflichen. [S] formal something that makes someone or something ​seem to be something that they are not: Beware ​their patina of ​civility, it's only an ​act. [U] specialized chemistry a blue-green ​layer that ​forms on copper, brass or bronze
(Definition of patina from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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patinanoun [C usually sing]

 /pəˈti·nə, ˈpæt·ən·ə/
a ​thinlayer of a ​substance, usually ​green, that ​develops on the ​surface of some ​metals, caused by ​theirreaction to ​air
(Definition of patina from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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