(Latin) encausticus, (Greek) encaustique. See Caustic, and confer Ink.
(Fine Arts) Prepared by means of heat; burned in. Encaustic painting (Fine Arts), painting by means of wax with which the colors are combined, and which is afterwards fused with hot irons, thus fixing the colors. -- Encaustic tile (Fine Arts), an earthenware tile which has a decorative pattern and is not wholly of one color.
(Latin) encaustica, (Greek) encaustique. See Encaustic, a.
The method of painting in heated wax, or in any way where heat is used to fix the colors.
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encaustic (plural encaustics) a wax-based paint that is fixed in place by heating a painting produced using this paint
Adjective encaustic (not comparable) (art) Prepared by means of heat; burned in.
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