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encaustic

  
  (Ceramics, etc.)  
      adj  
1    decorated by any process involving burning in colours, esp. by inlaying coloured clays and baking or by fusing wax colours to the surface  
      n  
2    the process of burning in colours  
3    a product of such a process  
     (C17: from Latin encausticus, from Greek enkaustikos, from enkaiein to burn in, from kaiein to burn)  
  encaustically      adv  
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