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satining, n.

Frequency (in current use): 
Origin: Formed within English, by derivation. Etymons: satin v., -ing suffix1.
Etymology: < satin v. + -ing suffix1.
Compare earlier satinizing n.
Now rare.

  The action or process of giving paper a satin-like appearance, as by the application of a special coating. Cf. satinizing n.

1839   A. Ure Dict. Arts 922   A final satining,..is communicated by the friction of a finely polished brass roller.
1875   E. H. Knight Pract. Dict. Mech.   Satining-machine, a machine for imparting the ‘satin’ finish to paper.
1927   U.S. Patent 1,617,704 1/1   Such preparatory treatment forming the principal condition for obtaining a perfect satining of the paper.
2002   Bartkowiaks Forum Bk. Art: Yearbk. 2002–2003 No. 20. 106   The tour continues, across the drying floors in the airy pagoda roof, to the satining machine, the screw press and finally the cutting machine.

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This entry has been updated (OED Third Edition, December 2018).