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wax2

wax2

 
pronunciation:
waeks
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: waxed, waxes, waxing
definition 1: of the moon, to increase gradually in the size of its illuminated portion, as seen from the earth. (Cf. wane.)
When the moon has waxed completely, we say the moon is full.
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antonyms:
wane
definition 2: to increase gradually in quantity, strength, volume, or the like.
My anger waxed with his continued harangue.
synonyms:
grow, increase
antonyms:
wane
similar words:
balloon, broaden, develop, dilate, expand, extend, mushroom, swell, widen
definition 3: to become or grow.
She waxed eloquent as she realized she'd gathered a highly attentive audience.
synonyms:
become, grow
similar words:
turn