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encaustic (en-KO-stik) adjective
A method of painting using pigments with wax fixed onto the surface by heat.
A work of art produced by this process.
[From Latin encausticus, from Greek enkaustikos, from enkaiein (to burn in), from en- + (kaiein) to burn. Some distant cousins of this word are caustic, calm, and holocaust.]
Examples of encaustic.
"However there are just a few lots, mostly in the evening sale, that are
to die for, notably a green target painted in encaustic on newsprint in
1956 by Jasper Johns."
"Hammond lays on as many as 60 layers of paint, producing a textured
surface reminiscent of encaustic, where the paint is embedded in wax."
As I stood before the gates I realized that I never want to be as certain about anything as were the people who built this place. -Rabbi Sheila Peltz, on her visit to Auschwitz