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lost wax

noun

Definition of lost wax

  1. :  a process used in metal casting that consists of making a wax model, coating it with a refractory to form a mold, heating until the wax melts and runs out of the mold, and then pouring metal into the vacant mold



1909

First Known Use of lost wax

1909


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