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1wax/ˈwæks/noun
pluralwaxes
1wax
/ˈwæks/
noun
pluralwaxes
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 beeswaxsealing wax
[noncount] : a natural sticky substance that is produced inside the ear
: earwax

— waxlike

/ˈwæksˌlaɪk/adjective,[more waxlike; most waxlike]
2wax/ˈwæksˌlaɪk/verb
waxeswaxedwaxing
2wax
/ˈwæksˌlaɪk/
verb
waxeswaxedwaxing
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
3wax/ˈwæksˌlaɪk/verb
waxeswaxedwaxing
3wax
/ˈwæksˌlaɪk/
verb
waxeswaxedwaxing
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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