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Dam•a•scene  (damə sēn′, dam′ə sēn),USA pronunciation adj., n., v.,  -scened, -scen•ing. 
  1. of or pertaining to the city of Damascus.
  2. (l.c.) of or pertaining to the art of damascening.

  1. an inhabitant of Damascus.
  2. (l.c.) work or patterns produced by damascening.

    (l.c.) Also,  dam•a•skeen  (damə skēn′, dam′ə skēn).USA pronunciation to produce wavy lines on (Damascus steel).
    • Greek Damaskēnós, equivalent. to Damask(ós) Damascus + -ēnos -ene
    • Latin Damascēnus of Damascus
    • Middle English 1350–1400

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damascene /ˈdæməˌsiːn; ˌdæməˈsiːn/ vb
  1. (transitive) to ornament (metal, esp steel) by etching or by inlaying, usually with gold or silver
  1. a design or article produced by this process
  1. of or relating to this process
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin damascēnus of Damascus

Damascene /ˈdæməˌsiːn; ˌdæməˈsiːn/ adj
  1. of or relating to Damascus
  1. a native or inhabitant of Damascus

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