Definition of affinage
1 obsolete : the act or process of refining a metal
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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