Associations to the word «Wax»

Wiktionary

WAX, noun. Beeswax.
WAX, noun. Earwax.
WAX, noun. Any oily, water-resistant substance; normally long-chain hydrocarbons, alcohols or esters.
WAX, noun. Any preparation containing wax, used as a polish.
WAX, noun. A phonograph record.
WAX, noun. (US) (dialect) A thick syrup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple and then cooling it.
WAX, noun. (US) (slang) A type of drugs with as main ingredients weed oil and butane; hash oil
WAX, adjective. Made of wax.
WAX, verb. (transitive) To apply wax to (something, such as a shoe, a floor, a car, or an apple), usually to make it shiny.
WAX, verb. (transitive) To remove hair at the roots from (a part of the body) by coating the skin with a film of wax that is then pulled away sharply.
WAX, verb. (transitive) (informal) To defeat utterly.
WAX, verb. (transitive) (slang) To kill, especially to murder a person.
WAX, verb. (transitive) (archaic) (usually of a musical or oral performance) To record. [from 1900]
WAX, verb. (intransitive) (with adjective) To increasingly assume the specified characteristic, become.
WAX, verb. (intransitive) (literary) To grow.
WAX, verb. (intransitive) (of the moon) To appear larger each night as a progression from a new moon to a full moon.
WAX, noun. (rare) The process of growing.
WAX, noun. (dated) (colloquial) An outburst of anger.
WAX AND WANE, verb. To progress through phases.
WAX AND WANE, verb. Alternating.
WAX APPLE, noun. A tropical plant, Syzygium samarangense, bearing an edible fruit
WAX APPLE, noun. The fruit of this plant
WAX APPLES, noun. Plural of wax apple
WAX BEAN, noun. Any of several forms of string bean having a yellow or other coloured pod; the butter bean
WAX END, noun. Same as waxed end.
WAX GOURD, noun. A vine of the genus Benincasa cultivated throughout Asia.
WAX GOURD, noun. A green, fuzzy melon fruit taken from this vine that has sweet white flesh.
WAX MOTH, noun. A brown pyralid moth, Galleria mellonella, the larvae of which (waxworms) feed on the honeycombs of beehives
WAX MUSEUM, noun. A museum featuring lifelike statues made of wax.
WAX MUSEUMS, noun. Plural of wax museum
WAX MYRTLE, noun. An evergreen bayberry, especially the common Myrica cerifera of the southern U.S. The wax covering its nutlets is used for making scented candles.
WAX MYRTLES, noun. Plural of wax myrtle
WAX PAPER, noun. A semi-translucent, moisture-proof paper made with a waxy coating, used primarily for wrapping and packaging.
WAX PENCIL, noun. A wax based pencil used for writing on shiny surfaces.
WAX PLAY, noun. Alternative form of waxplay
WAX POETIC, verb. To become increasingly verbose.
WAX POETIC, verb. (often pejorative) To speak in an increasingly verbose manner, as if constructing poetry.
WAX WODE, verb. To become angry because of something, be made angry by someone or something
WAX WODE, verb. To be alienated from somebody, be overcome with repugnance for

Dictionary definition

WAX, noun. Any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water.
WAX, verb. Cover with wax; "wax the car".
WAX, verb. Go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered".
WAX, verb. Increase in phase; "the moon is waxing".

Wise words

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