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encaustic

noun en·caus·tic \in-ˈk-stik\

Definition of ENCAUSTIC

:  a paint made from pigment mixed with melted beeswax and resin and after application fixed by heat; also :  the method involving the use of encaustic or a work produced by this method
encaustic adjective
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Origin of ENCAUSTIC

encaustic, adjective, from Latin encausticus, from Greek enkaustikos, from enkaiein to burn in, from en- + kaiein to burn
First Known Use: 1601

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