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English definition of “wax”

wax

noun     /wæks/
[U] a solid substance containing a lot of fat that becomes soft and melts when warm: She watched the wax as it dripped down the side of the candle. → See also beeswaxSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical [U] the soft, yellowish substance inside your earsSubstances and structures in the body
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