montan wax
noun Etymology: Latin montanus of a mountain Date: 1908 a hard brittle mineral wax obtained usually from lignites by extraction and used especially in polishes, carbon paper, and insulating compositions

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  • Montan wax — Montan wax, also known as lignite wax or OP wax, is a hard wax obtained by solvent extraction of certain types of lignite or brown coal. Commercially viable deposits exist in only a few locations, including Amsdorf, Germany, and in the Ione Basin …   Wikipedia

  • montan wax — [män′tan] n. [< L montanus, of a mountain (see MOUNTAIN) + WAX1] a brown or whitish hydrocarbon wax extracted from lignite and peat, and used in making candles, polishes, etc …   English World dictionary

  • montan wax — montano vaškas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Montano rūgšties ir jos esterių mišinys, išskiriamas iš rusvųjų anglių ir durpių. atitikmenys: angl. lignite wax; montan wax rus. монтанный воск …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • montan wax — /ˈmɒntæn wæks/ (say montan waks) noun a dark brown bituminous wax extracted from lignite and peat; used in various polishes. Also, lignite wax. {montan (from Latin montānus of a mountain) + wax1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • montan wax — /mon tan/ a dark brown bituminous wax extracted from lignite and peat: used chiefly in polishes and waxes for furniture, shoes, etc. Also called lignite wax. [1905 10; < L montanus of a mountain (see MONTANE)] * * * …   Universalium

  • montan wax — mon′tan wax [[t]ˈmɒn tæn[/t]] n. a dark brown bituminous wax extracted from lignite and peat • Etymology: 1905–10; < L montānus of a mountain (see montane) …   From formal English to slang

  • montan wax — noun a hard wax obtained from lignite • Hypernyms: ↑wax …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wax — For other uses, see Wax (disambiguation). Cetyl palmitate, a typical wax ester …   Wikipedia

  • wax — 1. A thick, tenacious substance, plastic at room temperature, secreted by bees for building the cells of their honeycomb. SYN: beeswax, cera. 2. Any substance with physical properties similar to those of beeswax, of animal, vegetable …   Medical dictionary

  • lignite wax — montano vaškas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Montano rūgšties ir jos esterių mišinys, išskiriamas iš rusvųjų anglių ir durpių. atitikmenys: angl. lignite wax; montan wax rus. монтанный воск …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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