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cire perdue

[seer per-doo, -dyoo; French seer per-dy] /ˈsɪər pɛrˈdu, -ˈdyu; French sir pɛrˈdü/
noun, Metallurgy.
Origin of cire perdue
1875-80; short for French moulage à cire perdue mold on lost wax Unabridged
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cire perdue

/sir pɛrdy/
a method of casting bronze, in which a mould is formed around a wax pattern, which is subsequently melted and drained away
Word Origin
literally: lost wax
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