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wax1

wax1

 
pronunciation:
waeks
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a solid yellowish substance that is pliable when melted and is secreted by bees for constructing their honeycombs; beeswax.
synonyms:
beeswax
similar words:
honeycomb
definition 2: any solid, plastic substance composed of hydrocarbons, fatty acids, alcohol, and esters that is easily molded when heated. (See sealing wax.)
similar words:
beeswax, paraffin, putty, sealing wax
definition 3: earwax.
synonyms:
cerumen, earwax
definition 4: a paste or mixture containing wax that is used to polish a smooth hard surface.
car waxfloor wax
synonyms:
polish
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: waxed, waxes, waxing
definition: to rub, polish, coat, or treat with wax.
synonyms:
buff, polish
similar words:
coat, shine, treat, varnish
derivations: waxlike (adj.), waxer (n.)
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