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Wax 1Definition: To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become
larger or fuller; opposed to wane.
Wax 2Definition: To pass from one state to another; to become; to grow; as, to wax strong; to wax warmer or
colder; to wax feeble; to wax old; to wax worse and worse.
Wax 3Definition: 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.
Wax 4Definition: Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or appearance.
Wax 5Definition: Cerumen, or earwax.
Wax 6Definition: A
waxlike composition used for uniting
surfaces, for excluding air, and for other
sealing wax, grafting wax, etching wax,
Wax 7Definition: A
waxlike composition used by
shoemakers for rubbing their thread.
Wax 8Definition: A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of scale
insects, as the Chinese wax. See Wax insect, below.
Wax 9Definition: A
waxlike product secreted by certain
plants. See Vegetable wax, under Vegetable.
Wax 10Definition: A substance, somewhat resembling wax, found in connection with certain
deposits of rock salt and coal; called also mineral wax, and ozocerite.
Wax 11Definition: Thick sirup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple, and then cooling.
Wax 12Definition: To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a thread or a table.
wax 13Definition: any of various
substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal
temperatures and insoluble in water
wax 14Definition: go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after
prices were lowered"
wax 15Definition: increase in phase; "the moon is waxing"
wax 16Definition: cover with wax; "wax the car"