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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

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

lost wax British & World English

Another term for cire perdue.

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

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 lyrical British & World English

Talk in a highly enthusiastic and effusive way

wax painting British & World English

Another term for encaustic.

wax and wane British & World English

Undergo alternate increases and decreases

wax lyrical in lyrical British & World English

Talk in a highly enthusiastic and effusive way

wax and wane in wax2 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 feminine

wax paper English-Spanish

→ waxed

wax seal English-Spanish

sello masculine de lacre

sealing wax English-Spanish

lacre masculine

wax lyrical in wax English Thesaurus

he waxed lyrical about how he would spend his earnings


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