lost wax pro cesses

lost-wax process

[lawst-waks, lost-]
noun Metallurgy.
a process of investment casting in which a refractory mold is built up around a pattern of wax and then baked so as to melt and drain off the wax.
Also called cire perdue.


Origin:
1930–35; translation of French cire perdue

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