affinage

noun

Definition of affinage

plural

-s

  1. 1 obsolete :  the act or process of refining a metal

  2. 2 :  the act or process of aging cheese Affinage does for cheeses what great coaching does for athletes. — Ari Weinzweig, Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating, 2003

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Origin and Etymology of affinage

French, from affiner to refine + -age — more at affine


First Known Use: circa 1656


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