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1 wax /ˈwæks/ noun
plural waxes
1 wax
/ˈwæks/
noun
plural waxes
Learner's definition of WAX
: a hard substance that becomes soft when it is heated and that is used to make various products (such as candles, crayons, or polish)
[count]
[noncount]
often used before another noun see also beeswax, sealing wax
[noncount] : a natural sticky substance that is produced inside the ear : earwax

— waxlike

/ˈwæksˌlaɪk/ adjective [more waxlike; most waxlike]
2 wax /ˈwæksˌlaɪk/ verb
waxes; waxed; waxing
2 wax
/ˈwæksˌlaɪk/
verb
waxes; waxed; waxing
Learner's definition of WAX
[+ object]
: to put a thin layer of wax on (something) : to treat or polish (something) by rubbing it with wax
: to remove hair from (a part of the body) by putting hot wax on it and then pulling the wax off
compare 3wax
3 wax /ˈwæksˌlaɪk/ verb
waxes; waxed; waxing
3 wax
/ˈwæksˌlaɪk/
verb
waxes; waxed; waxing
Learner's definition of WAX
[no object] of the moon : to appear to become larger or more full
[no object] : to become larger or more : to increase in amount, size, etc.
always followed by an adjective, [linking verb] : to talk or write about something in a way that shows that you are experiencing a specified mood or feeling
compare 2wax
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