wax

Definitions:

  • A fit of anger.
  • To increase gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity.
  • To show a progressively larger illuminated area, as the moon does in passing from new to full.
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  • To grow or become as specified.
  • To speak or write as specified.
  • To speak or write at length about something.
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  • Any of various natural, oily or greasy heat-sensitive substances, consisting of hydrocarbons or esters of fatty acids that are insoluble in water but soluble in nonpolar organic solvents.
  • Beeswax.
  • Earwax.
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  • A solid plastic or pliable liquid substance, such as ozocerite or paraffin, originating from petroleum and found in rock layers and used in paper coating, as insulation, in crayons, and often in medicinal preparations.
  • A preparation containing wax used for polishing floors and other surfaces.
  • A resinous mixture used by shoemakers to rub on thread.
  • A cosmetic procedure in which facial or body hair is removed by peeling away a layer of wax that has been allowed to harden.
  • Made of wax.
  • To coat, treat, or polish with wax.
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  • To remove (facial or body hair) by covering the skin with a layer of wax that is peeled off after hardening, uprooting the encased hairs.
  • To remove hair from (a portion of the body) by this method.
  • (<em>on wax</em>) In the medium of phonograph recordings.
  • Growth; increase; prosperity.
  • A wood.
  • Black sealing-wax.
  • A local name in Texas for sticky clay containing much black-colored humus.
  • To grow; increase in size; become larger or greater: as, the moon <em>waxes</em> and wanes.
  • To pass from one state to another; become; grow: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="wax">wax</internalXref> strong; to <em>wax</em> old.
  • To treat with wax; smear or rub with wax; make waxy: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="wax">wax</internalXref> a thread; to <em>wax</em> the floor or a piece of furniture.
  • To plaster with clay.
  • To beat; thrash.
  • A rage; a passion.
  • A thick, sticky substance secreted by bees, and used to build their cells; the material of honeycomb; beeswax.
  • One of various substances and products resembling beeswax in appearance, consistency, plasticity, and the like, or used for like purposes.
  • A thick resinous substance, consisting of pitch, resin, and tallow, used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread.
  • A thick syrup produced by boiling down the sap of the sugar-maple tree, cooling on ice, etc.
  • Dung of cattle.
  • In <em>coal-mining</em>, puddled clay, used for dams and stoppings.
  • Chinese wax, or pela. (See also <em>banking-wax, bottle-wax, myrtle-wax, ocuba-wax, sealing-wax.</em>)
  • To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax.
  • cloth covered with a coating of wax, used as a cover, of tables and for other purposes; -- called also <altname>wax cloth</altname>.
  • a thread pointed with a bristle and covered with shoemaker's wax, used in sewing leather, as for boots, shoes, and the like; -- called also <altname>wax end</altname>.
  • To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; -- opposed to <ex>wane</ex>.
  • To pass from one state to another; to become; to grow
  • small tumors formed by the enlargement of the lymphatic glands, especially in the groins of children; -- popularly so called, because supposed to be caused by growth of the body.
  • A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; -- usually called <altname>beeswax</altname>. 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.
  • Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or appearance.
  • Cerumen, or earwax.
  • A waxlike composition used for uniting surfaces, for excluding air, and for other purposes.
  • A waxlike composition used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread.
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