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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.
(Chemistry) a hard material made of shellac, turpentine, and pigment that softens when heated. It is used for sealing documents, parcels, letters, etc
a resinous preparation, soft when heated, used for sealing letters, documents, etc.
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|Noun||1.||sealing 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