sealing wax

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seal·ing wax

 (sē′lĭng)
n.
A resinous preparation of shellac and turpentine that is soft and fluid when heated but solidifies upon cooling, used to seal letters, batteries, or jars.

sealing wax

n
(Chemistry) a hard material made of shellac, turpentine, and pigment that softens when heated. It is used for sealing documents, parcels, letters, etc

seal′ing wax`


n.
a resinous preparation, soft when heated, used for sealing letters, documents, etc.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sealing wax - fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warmsealing wax - fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
lac - resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax
Translations

sealing wax

[ˈsiːlɪŋwæks] Nlacre m

sealing wax

[ˈsiːlɪŋˌwæks] nceralacca
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Gift company Stuart Houghton of Ledbury, which produces brass seals for use with coloured sealing waxes, has itself achieved the seal of approval for the development of its workforce.