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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A substance used in varnish that comes from a kind of tree. Also: Glue used to stick tile to walls or floors.

Usage examples (36)
  • Make sure to use plenty of mastic to insure that the tiles will be secure before applying the grout.
  • Seal the leaks by coating them with tar, mastic or paint.
  • There is a gum called mastic, which Cretan beauties chew to blanch them.
  • The students pushed a few gleaming shapes into an adhesive called mastic that he will spread over each panel. for more
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