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paraffin wax

noun
1.
paraffin in its solid state.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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Examples from the web for paraffin wax
  • If the fabric looks and feels dry, or if you notice leaking, the coat can be reproofed with a paraffin wax.
  • If the fabric looks and feels dry, or if you notice leaking, the cap can be reproofed with a paraffin wax.
  • Nowadays they are coated with paraffin wax, before shipping, to preserve their freshness.
  • It is not water-repellent, but paraffin wax can adhere to it for repellency.
British Dictionary definitions for paraffin wax

paraffin wax

noun
1.
a white insoluble odourless waxlike solid consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with melting points in the range 50°–60°C, used in candles, waterproof paper, and as a sealing agent Also called paraffin
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paraffin wax in Science
paraffin wax  
See paraffin.
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