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lost-wax process

[ lawst-waks, lost- ]
/ ˈlɔstˈwæks, ˈlɒst- /
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noun Metallurgy.

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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Origin of lost-wax process

1930–35; translation of French cire perdue

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