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wax

noun [U]  /wæks/ us  

wax noun [U] (SUBSTANCE)

a solid, fatty substance that softens and melts at a low temperature: Candle wax dripped on the tablecloth.

wax

verb  /wæks/ us  

wax verb (APPEAR LARGER)

[I] (of the moon) to gradually appear larger and increasingly round: fig. Such controversies have waxed and waned (= become stronger and weaker) but continue to this day.

wax verb (BECOME)

[L] fml to become: Brad waxed eloquent on the subject of free enterprise.

wax verb (USE SUBSTANCE)

[T] to put a thin layer of wax on the surface of something: I just waxed the floor, so don’t go in there yet.
Translations of “wax”
in Korean 밀랍, 초, 왁스…
in Arabic شَمْع…
in French cire, (en/de) cire, cire à cacheter…
in Turkish bal mumu…
in Italian cera…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蠟, 耳屎,耳垢…
in Russian воск…
in Polish wosk…
in Spanish cera, lacre…
in Portuguese cera…
in German das Wachs, das Ohrenschmalz, Wachs-……
in Catalan cera…
in Japanese ろう, ワックス…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蜡, 耳屎,耳垢…
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