from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To furnish with a patina.
- intransitive v. To acquire or become covered with a patina.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a patina.
- v. To coat with a patina.
- v. To become coated with a patina.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to coat with a patina; to patinize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. coat with a patina
Josiah Wedgwood used "Dr. Turner's brown varnish" to put an antiqued bronze surface on pottery. 1 Metals were varnished to protect them from rust, preserve their luster without constant polishing, deepen their color or patinate the surface.
History could not patinate the members of the monster because history had no time to evolve.
Elliott had also called the Mestrovic restoration "highly questionable" because the coating gave the bronzes a rubbery, dime-store look and wouldn't allow them to patinate naturally.
Over time, the petroglyphs will eventually patinate and be as dark as the original rock surface.