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wax

noun [U]
 
 
/wæks/
a solid substance that becomes soft when warm and melts easily, often used to make candlesPolishing and polishes
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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