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encaustic

en·caus·tic

encaustic

 
pronunciation:
en kaw stihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or concerning a type of paint in which pigment is blended with beeswax, which fuses the pigment to a surface upon heating.
The artist worked with encaustic to give the surface of his paintings more texture.
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part of speech: noun
definition: painting with encaustic paint, or a work of art in this medium.
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