done by a process of burning in or applying heat: encaustic tile
Origin of encausticClassical Latin encausticus ; from Classical Greek enkaustikos ; from enkaustos, burnt in ; from enkaiein, to burn in ; from en-, in + kaiein, to burn
a method of painting in which colors in wax are fused to a surface with hot irons
- A paint consisting of pigment mixed with beeswax and fixed with heat after its application.
- The art of painting with this substance.
- A painting produced with the use of this substance.
Origin of encausticLatin encausticus, from Greek enkaustikos, from enkaiein, enkau-, to paint in encaustic : en-, in; see en–2 + kaiein, to burn.
125–250 ad Egyptian funerary portrait
- (art) Prepared by means of heat; burned in.