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wax

noun

1 wax

Any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water.

Roget 356: oil, fat, butter, cream, grease, tallow, suet, lard, dripping exunge, blubber; glycerin, stearin, elaine [Chem], oleagine; ... show more

Roget 384: increase of temperature; heating etc. v.; calefaction, tepefaction, torrefaction; melting, fusion; liquefaction etc. 335; burning etc. ... show more

Roget 352: semiliquidity; stickiness etc. adj.; viscidity, viscosity; gummosity, glutinosity, mucosity; spissitude, crassitude; lentor; adhesiveness ... show more

Roget 324: softness, pliableness etc. adj.; flexibility; pliancy, pliability; sequacity, malleability; ductility, tractility; extendibility, extensibility; ... show more

Roget 388: fuel, firing, combustible.    [solid fuels] coal, wallsend, anthracite, culm, coke, carbon, charcoal, bituminous coal, tar shale; turf, ... show more

Dutch: boenwas, meubelwas, was, wrijfwas
Polish: wosk



verb

1 wax

Cover with wax.

Roget 332: lubricate, lubricitate; oil, grease, lather, soap; wax.   

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Roget 144: be converted into; become, get, wax; come to, turn to, turn into, evolve into, develop into; turn out, lapse, shift; run into, fall into, ... show more

Dutch: boenen

2 wax

Go up or advance.

synonyms: climb, mount, rise.

Roget 35: increase, augment, add to, enlarge; dilate etc. (expand) 194; grow, wax, get ahead.    gain strength; advance; run up, ... show more

3 wax

Increase in phase:
— The moon is waxing.

synonym: full.


Moby thesaurus: accrue, accumulate, advance, aluminum oxide, ambergris, anoint, antifriction, appreciate, augment, auto polish, balloon, bear fruit, beeswax, black lead, bloat, bloom, blossom, blubber, boom, boost ... show more.

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