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sealing wax

a resinous preparation, soft when heated, used for sealing letters, documents, etc.
Origin of sealing wax
1300-50; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Amongst the various items was found an old wooden box, sealed with rusty nails, string and sealing wax.
  • Cover with sealing wax and set away in a cool, dry place.
British Dictionary definitions for sealing wax

sealing wax

a hard material made of shellac, turpentine, and pigment that softens when heated. It is used for sealing documents, parcels, letters, etc
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