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lost-wax process

[ lawst-waks, lost- ]
/ ˈlɔstˈwæks, ˈlɒst- /

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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lost property, lost river, lost river range, lost tribes, lost tribes of israel, lost-wax process, lot, lot's wife, lot-et-garonne, lot., lota

Origin of lost-wax process

1930–35; translation of French cire perdue
Also called cire perdue.
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