lost-wax process

/lɒst-ˈwæks proʊsɛs/ (say lost-'waks prohses)

noun
a process of casting, used especially for statuary, in which the figure is modelled in wax and then covered in plaster; when the plaster has set the wax is melted out and replaced by metal.
{translation of French cire perdue}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • lost-wax casting —    A casting process for which a sculptor must first produce his sculpture in wax. He creates a mold around this made of refractory materials. When the mold is heated, the wax melts away, so that molten metal can replace it, reproducing exactly… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • lost wax — noun Date: 1909 a process used in metal casting that consists of making a wax model, coating it with a refractory to form a mold, heating until the wax melts and runs out of the mold, and then pouring metal into the vacant mold …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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