paraffin-wax

paraffin wax

noun
paraffin in its solid state.

Origin:
1870–75

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paraffin wax
 
n
Also called: paraffin 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

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paraffin wax  
See paraffin.
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