- paraffin in its solid state.
Origin of paraffin wax
First recorded in 1870–75
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Blastine: ammonium perchlorate, sodium nitrate, dinitrotoluene, paraffin-wax.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
- 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 agentAlso called: paraffin
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- See paraffin.
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