[en-kaw-stik] /ɛnˈkɔ stɪk/
painted with wax colors fixed with heat, or with any process in which colors are burned in.
a work of art produced by an encaustic process.
decorated by any process involving burning in colours, esp by inlaying coloured clays and baking or by fusing wax colours to the surface
the process of burning in colours
a product of such a process
c.1600 (n.); 1650s (adj.), from Greek enkaustikos, from enkaiein “to burn in” from en (see en- (2)) + kaiein “to burn” (see caustic).
[en-seynt, ahn-sant; French ahn-sant] /ɛnˈseɪnt, ɑnˈsænt; French ɑ̃ˈsɛ̃t/ adjective 1. pregnant; with child. [en-seynt, ahn-sant; French ahn-sant] /ɛnˈseɪnt, ɑnˈsænt; French ɑ̃ˈsɛ̃t/ noun, plural enceintes [en-seynts, en-sants; French ahn-sant] /ɛnˈseɪnts, ɛnˈsænts; French ɑ̃ˈsɛ̃t/ (Show IPA) 1. a wall or enclosure, as of a fortified place. 2. the place enclosed. /ɒnˈsænt; French ɑ̃sɛ̃t/ adjective 1. another word […]
1. variant of before a vowel: encephalic.
[en-sel-uh-duh s] /ɛnˈsɛl ə dəs/ noun 1. Classical Mythology. a giant with a hundred arms buried under Mount Etna, in Sicily. 2. Astronomy. a natural satellite of the planet Saturn. /ɛnˈsɛlədəs/ noun 1. (Greek myth) a giant who was punished for his rebellion against the gods by a fatal blow from a stone cast by […]
[en-sef-uh-lon, -luh n] /ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən/ noun, plural encephala [en-sef-uh-luh] /ɛnˈsɛf ə lə/ (Show IPA) 1. Anatomy. the brain. /ɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn/ noun (pl) -la (-lə) 1. a technical name for brain encephalon en·ceph·a·lon (ěn-sěf’ə-lŏn’) n. pl. en·ceph·a·la (-lə) See brain. en·ceph’a·lous adj.