from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See paraffin.

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  • n. A waxy white solid hydrocarbon mixture used to make candles, wax paper, lubricants, and sealing materials.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings


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