See also: ciré, círe, cirë, and čiré

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cire (countable and uncountable, plural cires)

  1. A fabric with a glazed finish.

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Inherited from Middle French cire, from Old French cire, chiere, ciere, from Latin cēra.

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cire f (plural cires)

  1. wax
  2. beeswax
    • 1647, René Descartes, translated by Louis-Charles d'Albert de Luynes, Méditations métaphysiques [Meditations on First Philosophy]:
      Prenons par exemple ce morceau de cire: il vient tout fraîchement d’être tiré de la ruche, il n’a pas encore perdu la douceur du miel qu’il contenoit, il retient encore quelque chose de l’odeur des fleurs dont il a été recueilli []
      Let us take as an example this piece of beeswax. It has just been taken from the honeycomb, all fresh; it has not yet lost the sweetness of the honey that it held; it yet retains something of the scent of the flowers from which it was gathered []
  3. earwax
  4. sealing wax
  5. (wax) taper (wax candle)
  6. cere

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  1. inflection of cirer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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  1. inflection of ciō:
    1. present active infinitive
    2. second-person singular present passive imperative/indicative