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cire perdue

[ seerper-doo, -dyoo; French seerper-dy ]
/ ˈsɪər pɛrˈdu, -ˈdyu; French sir pɛrˈdü /
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noun Metallurgy.
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Origin of cire perdue

1875–80; short for French moulage à cire perdue mold on lost wax
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British Dictionary definitions for cire perdue

cire perdue
/ French (sir pɛrdy) /

noun
a method of casting bronze, in which a mould is formed around a wax pattern, which is subsequently melted and drained away

Word Origin for cire perdue

literally: lost wax
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