WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ret•rous•sage (re′trə säzh′; Fr. rə tro̅o̅ sazh′),USA pronunciation n.
- Fine Artthe technique or action, in etching or engraving, of drawing up ink from within the incised lines of an inked plate by deftly passing a soft cloth across its surface in order to spread ink to the adjacent areas.
- French: a turning up, equivalent. to retrouss(er) (see retroussé) + -age -age