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noun [singular] patina pronunciation in British English /ˈpætɪnə/
  1. 1
    a green layer that forms naturally on some metals, especially copper, over a period of time
  2. 3
    a thin layer of something such as dirt that covers an object or a surface
    patina of:

    a patina of dirt/dust/grime

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