Definition of ceresin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛrɪsɪn/


[mass noun]
A hard whitish paraffin wax used with or instead of beeswax.
Example sentences
  • Albolene is a moisturizing cleanser containing mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin, ceresin and beta carotene.
  • I find that the beeswax or ceresin seals the leather grain when it is buffed and is an added ounce of prevention.
  • Formerly implied refined ozocerite: nowadays may often refer to refined HMP wax manufactured from petroleum or a mixture of such a wax with genuine ceresin.


Late 19th century: from modern Latin ceres (from Latin cera 'wax') + -in1.

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