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plural -s
: the wiping of an inked engraved plate with a cloth so as to draw up a slight amount of ink to the edges of the filled lines and soften the definition of the lines when printed


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transitive verb

: to treat (an engraved plate) by retroussage

Word History



French, act of tucking up, turning up, from retrousser to tuck up, turn up + -age

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“Retroussage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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