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wax1

wax1

 
pronunciation:
waeks
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a solid yellow substance made by bees for building their honeycombs; beeswax.
synonyms:
beeswax
similar words:
honeycomb
definition 2: any substance like this wax that can be easily shaped when heated. Candles are made from wax.
similar words:
beeswax, paraffin, putty
definition 3: a mixture with wax in it that is used to polish a smooth, hard surface.
synonyms:
polish
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: waxed, waxes, waxing
definition: to rub, polish, or coat with wax.
My father waxes his car every Sunday.
synonyms:
buff, polish
similar words:
coat, shine, treat, varnish
derivations: waxlike (adj.), waxer (n.)
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