paraffin wax


paraffin wax
paraffin wax
n.
PARAFFIN (n. 1)

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  • paraffin wax — paraffin in its solid state. [1870 75] * * * ▪ chemical compound       colourless or white, somewhat translucent, hard wax consisting of a mixture of solid straight chain hydrocarbons ranging in melting point from about 48° to 66° C (120° to 150° …   Universalium

  • paraffin wax — noun from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings • Syn: ↑paraffin • Hypernyms: ↑wax * * * noun see paraffin I, 1a * * * paraffin in its solid state. [1870 75] * * * paraffin wax …   Useful english dictionary

  • paraffin wax — paraffin (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • paraffin wax — Paraffin in the solid state …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • paraffin wax — noun A waxy white solid hydrocarbon mixture used to make candles, wax paper, lubricants, and sealing materials …   Wiktionary

  • paraffin wax — noun (U) a soft white substance used for making candles, made from petroleum or coal …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • paraffin wax — UK / US noun [uncountable] a white substance used for making candles …   English dictionary

  • paraffin wax — /ˈpærəfən wæks/ (say paruhfuhn waks) noun a white translucent solid with a melting point in the range 50°–60°C, consisting of the higher members of the alkane series; used for candles, waxed papers, polishes, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • Paraffin wax sizing — Парафиновая проклейка …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • chlorinated paraffin wax — noun see chlorinated paraffin …   Useful english dictionary