ceraceous


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ce·ra·ceous

 (sə-rā′shəs)
adj.
Waxy or waxlike.

[Latin cēra, wax; see cerate + -aceous.]
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ceraceous

(sɪˈreɪʃəs)
adj
(Biology) waxlike or waxy
[C18: from Latin cēra wax]
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The troubled night ends with a kind of ceraceous wet dream: "For about the first time in his orderly and prudent life he forgot to blow out the candle, and when he was called next morning at eight there was still a flicker in the socket and a sad mess of guttered grease on the top of the little table" (206).