Encaustic meaning

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A paint consisting of pigment mixed with beeswax and fixed with heat after its application.
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Done by a process of burning in or applying heat.

Encaustic tile.

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A method of painting in which colors in wax are fused to a surface with hot irons.
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(art) Prepared by means of heat; burned in.
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A wax-based paint that is fixed in place by heating.
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A painting produced using this paint.
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The art of painting with this substance.
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A painting produced with the use of this substance.
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Origin of encaustic

  • Latin encausticus from Greek enkaustikos from enkaiein enkau- to paint in encaustic en- in en–2 kaiein to burn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin encausticus

    From Wiktionary