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English translation: to opacify; to tarnish

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Italian term or phrase:opacizzare
English translation:to opacify; to tarnish
Entered by: Rowan Morrell
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01:03 Nov 4, 2003
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / Dental Restorations
Italian term or phrase: opacizzata
"La struttura metallica silanizzata viene opacizzata con opaco ABC"

Talking about the fabrication and insertion of a telescopic dental prosthesis.

Is there such a verb as "opacizzare"? And does it just mean "opacify", or is there some other English word I'm overlooking here? TIA for your help.
Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 12:53
sb
Explanation:
From Marolli.

(Rendere opaco) (gen.) to dull, to make dull
(togliere la brillantezza)(vn.), to flat, to dull, to tarnish.

From Picchi.

opacizzàre

A vt V+D(+IN)

1 (= rendere opaco) to opacify, to *make opaque

2 (= ossidare) to tarnish

¶ opacizzare l’ argento to tarnish silver

3 (tess) to delustre

B opacizzarsi vip V(+IN)

1 (= diventare opaco) to opacify, to *become opaque

¶ il parquet si è opacizzato the parquet has become opaque

2 (= ossidarsi) to tarnish.


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Note added at 14 mins (2003-11-04 01:17:41 GMT)
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I would use \"to tarnish\"
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Massimo Gaido
United States
Local time: 19:53
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Thanks for the well-referenced answer, Massimo. I'll enter "opacify" and "tarnish" in the glossary, but I'm going to use "opacify" here, because it's being deliberately done with an opaquer. Tarnishing is not usually something that is done deliberately; it occurs as the result of deterioration or damage. But "opazziare" could undoubtedly be "tarnish" in some contexts, so as I say, it goes in the glossary with "opacify". Thanks again - appreciate your help.
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Explanation:
From Marolli.

(Rendere opaco) (gen.) to dull, to make dull
(togliere la brillantezza)(vn.), to flat, to dull, to tarnish.

From Picchi.

opacizzàre

A vt V+D(+IN)

1 (= rendere opaco) to opacify, to *make opaque

2 (= ossidare) to tarnish

¶ opacizzare l’ argento to tarnish silver

3 (tess) to delustre

B opacizzarsi vip V(+IN)

1 (= diventare opaco) to opacify, to *become opaque

¶ il parquet si è opacizzato the parquet has become opaque

2 (= ossidarsi) to tarnish.


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Note added at 14 mins (2003-11-04 01:17:41 GMT)
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I would use \"to tarnish\"

Massimo Gaido
United States
Local time: 19:53
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 1978
Grading comment
Thanks for the well-referenced answer, Massimo. I'll enter "opacify" and "tarnish" in the glossary, but I'm going to use "opacify" here, because it's being deliberately done with an opaquer. Tarnishing is not usually something that is done deliberately; it occurs as the result of deterioration or damage. But "opazziare" could undoubtedly be "tarnish" in some contexts, so as I say, it goes in the glossary with "opacify". Thanks again - appreciate your help.
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