sealing wax

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of sealing wax

: a resinous composition that is plastic when warm and is used for sealing (such as letters, dry cells, or cans)

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14th century

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Definition of sealing wax for English Language Learners

  • : a type of wax used especially in the past for making seals on letters and documents


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