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lost wax

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lost wax

noun

Definition of LOST WAX

:  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

First Known Use of LOST WAX

1909

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