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WAFER, noun

1. A thin cake or leaf; as a wafer of bread given by the Romanists in the Eucharist.

2. A thin leaf of paste, or a composition of flour, the white of eggs, isinglass and yeast, spread over with gumwater and dried; used in sealing letters.

WAFER, verb transitive To seal or close with a wafer