encaustic

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noun en·caus·tic \ in-ˈkȯ-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

Origin and Etymology of encaustic

encaustic, adjective, from Latin encausticus, from Greek enkaustikos, from enkaiein to burn in, from en- + kaiein to burn


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