paraffin wax


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paraffin wax

n.

paraffin wax

n
(Elements & Compounds) 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 agent. Also called: paraffin
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Noun1.paraffin wax - from crude petroleumparaffin wax - from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings
wax - any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
Translations
küünlarasvküünlavahaparafiin
parafiiniparafiinivaha

paraffin wax

nparaffina solida
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I fancied at first that it was paraffin wax, and smashed the glass accordingly.
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The research claims that burning candles made from paraffin wax could mean exposing yourself to indoor air pollution, including the known human carcinogens.
The European Commission announced, on 1 October, that it had fined nine paraffin wax producers a total of 676 million for sharing the European market and fixing prices for 13 years.
They spent 13 years manipulating the price of paraffin wax.
Seal with two-piece lids or paraffin wax if using commercial jars.
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Experts said corporate professionals, busy morns, college students and prom-goers are all rushing to surrender their hands and feet to reflexology, paraffin wax dips, hydrating masks and salt scrubs in these salons.
In addition to eliminating the need to use paraffin wax as a lubricant, it is also reported to impart superior gloss and to improve plate-out.
l Top nail expert Glenis Baptiste says paraffin wax with tea tree oil will keep feet soft and supple on your hols.
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