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waxnoun

uk   us   /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
[U] the soft, yellowish substance inside your ears

waxverb

uk   us   /wæks/

wax verb (USE WAX)

[T] to put a thin layer of wax on the surface of something, either to make it waterproof or to improve its appearance: I've waxed the floor so I'm afraid it's a bit slippery. [T] to remove hair from someone's body by covering it in a thin layer of warm wax that is then pulled off: She had her legs waxed.

wax verb (MOON)

[I] formal When the moon waxes, it gradually appears larger and rounder each day.

wax verb (SPEAK)

wax lyrical, eloquent, etc. old use or formal to speak or write in the stated way: My mother always used to wax lyrical about the lemon trees in the family garden.
waxed
adjective uk   us   /wækst/
a waxed jacket
(Definition of wax from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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