Definition of affinage



  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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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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