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wax1 British & World English

A sticky yellowish mouldable substance secreted by honeybees as the material of a honeycomb; beeswax

wax2 British & World English

(Of the moon between new and full) have a progressively larger part of its visible surface illuminated, increasing its apparent size

wax3 British & World English

A fit of anger

lost wax British & World English

another term for cire perdue.

wax bean British & World English

another term for waxpod.

wax light British & World English

A taper or candle made from wax

wax moth British & World English

A brownish moth which lays its eggs in beehives. The caterpillars cover the combs with silken tunnels and feed on beeswax

wax palm British & World English

Either of two South American palm trees from which wax is obtained:

wax tree British & World English

An East Asian tree with white berries that produce a wax which is used as a substitute for beeswax

bikini wax British & World English

A cosmetic treatment in which unwanted pubic hair is removed from the bikini line by applying hot wax and then peeling off the wax and hair together

wax lyrical in lyrical British & World English

Talk in a highly enthusiastic and effusive way

wax lyrical British & World English

Talk in a highly enthusiastic and effusive way

sealing wax British & World English

A mixture of shellac and rosin with turpentine and pigment, softened by heating and used to make seals

thorow-wax British & World English

A European plant of the parsley family with yellowish-green flowers, formerly a widespread weed of cornfields

wax flower British & World English

A plant bearing flowers with a waxy appearance:

wax museum British & World English

An exhibition of wax dummies, typically representing famous people and fictional characters

wax myrtle British & World English

another term for bayberry.

wax resist British & World English

A process similar to batik used in pottery and printing

wax painting British & World English

another term for encaustic.

wax and wane in wax2 British & World English

Undergo alternate increases and decreases

wax and wane British & World English

Undergo alternate increases and decreases

earwax British & World English

The protective yellow waxy substance secreted in the passage of the outer ear

waxwork British & World English

A lifelike dummy modelled in wax

carnauba wax in carnauba British & World English

Wax from the carnauba palm, used as a polish

paraffin British & World English

A flammable, whitish, translucent, waxy solid consisting of a mixture of saturated hydrocarbons, obtained by distillation from petroleum or shale and used in candles, cosmetics, polishes, and sealing and waterproofing compounds

paraffin wax in paraffin British & World English

A flammable, whitish, translucent, waxy solid consisting of a mixture of saturated hydrocarbons, obtained by distillation from petroleum or shale and used in candles, cosmetics, polishes, and sealing and waterproofing compounds

Japanese wax tree in wax tree British & World English

An East Asian tree with white berries that produce a wax which is used as a substitute for beeswax

wax English Thesaurus

the moon is waxing

wax English-Spanish

cera f

wax paper English-Spanish

→ waxed

wax seal English-Spanish

sello m de lacre

furniture wax in wax English-Spanish

cera para muebles


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