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wax

noun (n)

  • any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water (noun.substance)
    source: wordnet30
  • A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; -- usually called beeswax. It is first excreted, from a row of pouches along their sides, in the form of scales, which, being masticated and mixed with saliva, become whitened and tenacious. Its natural color is pale or dull yellow. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • cover with wax (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Wax the car.
    source: wordnet30
  • go up or advance (verb.change)
    Synonym: climb, mount, rise
    Antonym: wane
    source: wordnet30
  • increase in phase (verb.change)
    Synonym: full
    Example:
    The moon is waxing.
    source: wordnet30
  • To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; -- opposed to wane. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a thread or a table. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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