Origin: Classical Latin encausticus ; from Classical Greek enkaustikos ; from enkaustos, burnt inch(es) ; from enkaiein, to burn inch(es) ; from en-, inch(es) plush kaiein, to burn
- encaustically adverb
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- 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: Latin encausticus, from Greek enkaustikos, from enkaiein, enkau-, to paint in encaustic : en-, in; see en-2 + kaiein, to burn.