retroussage

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noun

ret·​rous·​sage
ˌre‧trəˈsäzh
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

retroussage

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transitive verb

"
-ed/-ing/-s
: to treat (an engraved plate) by retroussage

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

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“Retroussage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retroussage. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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