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encaustic

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Adjective, Noun
 : 
en=caus=tic

CIDE DICTIONARY

encaustica. [L. encausticus, Gr. , fr. to burn in; in + to burn: cf. F. encaustique. See Caustic, and cf. Ink.].
     Prepared by means of heat; burned in.  [1913 Webster]
Encaustic painting (Fine Arts), painting by means of wax with which the colors are combined, and which is afterwards fused with hot irons, thus fixing the colors. -- Encaustic tile (Fine Arts), an earthenware tile which has a decorative pattern and is not wholly of one color.
encausticn. [L. encaustica, Gr. (sc. ): cf. F. encaustique. See Encaustic, a.].
     The method of painting in heated wax, or in any way where heat is used to fix the colors.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

encaustic, adj. & n.
--adj.
1 (in painting, ceramics, etc.) using pigments mixed with hot wax, which are burned in as an inlay.
2 (of bricks and tiles) inlaid with differently coloured clays burnt in.
--n.
1 the art of encaustic painting.
2 a painting done with this technique.

Etymology
L encausticus f. Gk egkaustikos (as EN-(2), CAUSTIC)

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