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paraffin wax

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noun
  1. paraffin in its solid state.
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Origin of paraffin wax

First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples

  • Blastine: ammonium perchlorate, sodium nitrate, dinitrotoluene, paraffin-wax.

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British Dictionary definitions for paraffin wax

paraffin wax

noun
  1. a white insoluble odourless waxlike solid consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with melting points in the range 50°–60°C, used in candles, waterproof paper, and as a sealing agentAlso called: paraffin
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paraffin wax in Science

paraffin wax

  1. See paraffin.
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