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wax2

wax2

 
pronunciation:
waeks
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: waxed, waxes, waxing
definition 1: 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 2: of the moon, to increase gradually in the size of its illuminated portion, from crescent to full. (Cf. wane.)
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antonyms:
wane
definition 3: to become or grow.
She waxed eloquent for the occasion.
synonyms:
become, grow
similar words:
turn