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17:43 Mar 15, 2002
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary / stained glass
Catalan term or phrase: rebaixats d’àcid
"Quin paper tenen les vidrieres en l’obra de Gaudí?
En general, les vidrieres han representat un paper secundari i complementari, exceptuant les de la casa Bellesguard i les de la Capella Reial de la Catedral de Mallorca. En canvi, a les seves obres sempre ha destacat el treball del metall, la ceràmica i les escultures. Concretament, les vidrieres de Mallorca són les més interessants, per la seva mida i per la tècnica que utilitza —innovadora a Catalunya— basada en la superposició de tres vidres de colors primaris ***rebaixats d’àcid*** per obtenir la intensitat del color desitjat. D’aquesta manera, volia aconseguir la màxima lluminositat i color al vidre"
xxxJon Zuber
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Summary of answers provided
4acid colours
Berni Armstrong
4"toned down"Fiona Missett
4diluted with acid
Hazel Whiteley


  

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39 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
diluted with acid


Explanation:
Based on the definition below, this is how I interpret it (even if the definition is technically about cooking, I think "rebaixat" is used by analogy in your text.

Diccionario Vox: rebajar = Añadir agua u otro líquido a un preparado culinario para disminuir su sazonamiento, densidad o color.


    Diccionario Vox
Hazel Whiteley
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"toned down"


Explanation:
or perhaps "diluted" -- both can be used of colour

Fiona Missett
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acid colours


Explanation:
It appears that in the making of stained glass the alkaline and acid balance affects the coulours.

That must be the context here.

Berni Armstrong
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