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paraffin wax

a white insoluble odourless waxlike solid consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with melting points in the range 50°--60°C, used in candles, waterproof paper, and as a sealing agent

paraffin wax

[′par·ə·fən ‚waks]
(materials)
A solid, crystalline hydrocarbon mixture derived from the paraffin distillate portion of crude petroleum; used in paper coating, candles, creams, emollients, and lipsticks. Also known as ceresin wax; paraffin.
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Amazing Nails is offering a paraffin wax treatment, following a full pedicure, for pounds 30 this month at its salon in South Molton Street W1.
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Unlike that module, however, the battery case in some of the simulations contained a paraffin wax that filled the space between and around lithium-ion cells.
You need to give your hands an MOT, comprising manicure, scrub, paraffin wax heat treatment and, to finish off, French polish.
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Paraffin wax is a mixture of solid straight-chain hydrocarbons ranging in melting points from 44 [degrees] C to 66 [degrees] C.