[ lawst-waks, lost- ]
/ ˈlɔstˈwæks, ˈlɒst- /
a process of investment casting in which a refractory mold is built up around a pattern of wax and then baked so as to melt and drain off the wax.
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Also called cire perdue.
Origin of lost-wax process
1930–35; translation of French cire perdue
Words nearby lost-wax process
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