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Definitions of Wax

The word "wax" uses 3 letters: awx.

v. i. - To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; -- opposed to wane. 2

v. i. - To pass from one state to another; to become; to grow; as, to wax strong; to wax warmer or colder; to wax feeble; to wax old; to wax worse and worse. 2

n. - A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; -- usually called beeswax. 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. 2

n. - Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or appearance. 2

n. - Cerumen, or earwax. 2

n. - A waxlike composition used for uniting surfaces, for excluding air, and for other purposes; as, sealing wax, grafting wax, etching wax, etc. 2

n. - A waxlike composition used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread. 2

n. - A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of scale insects, as the Chinese wax. See Wax insect, below. 2

n. - A waxlike product secreted by certain plants. See Vegetable wax, under Vegetable. 2

n. - A substance, somewhat resembling wax, found in connection with certain deposits of rock salt and coal; -- called also mineral wax, and ozocerite. 2

n. - Thick sirup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple, and then cooling. 2

v. t. - To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a thread or a table. 2

Words formed by adding one letter before or after wax (in bold), or to awx in any order:

y - waxy

Shorter words found within wax

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