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paraffin wax

noun
1.
paraffin in its solid state.
Origin of paraffin wax
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75
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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 agent Also called paraffin
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paraffin wax  
See paraffin.
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