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patina

noun uk   /ˈpæt.ɪ.nə/  us   /ˈpæt̬.ən.ə/
[S] a thin surface layer that develops on something because of use, age, or chemical action: His tomb was covered with a yellow patina of lichen. [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
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