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Definition 1: any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water - [noun denoting substance]

(wax is a kind of ...) an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)

(... is a kind of wax ) a fragrant green wax obtained from the wax myrtle and used in making candles

(... is a kind of wax ) a waxy substance obtained from plants (especially from the trunks of certain palms)

(... is a kind of wax ) a white waxy substance from oil of the sperm whale

(... is a kind of wax ) from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings

(... is a kind of wax ) a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal

(... is a kind of wax ) a yellow to brown wax secreted by honeybees to build honeycombs

(... is a kind of wax ) wax used on the bottom of skis

(... is a kind of wax ) partly refined paraffin wax

(... is a kind of wax ) a wax obtained from the leaves of a plantain

(... is a kind of wax ) a hard wax obtained from lignite

(... is a kind of wax ) a yellow wax obtained from sumac berries; used in polishes

(... is a kind of wax ) a hard cream-colored wax obtained from a Javanese fig tree

(... is a kind of wax ) a preparation containing wax and used to polish and preserve the finish of floors

(... is a kind of wax ) a white wax extracted from ozokerite

(... is a kind of wax ) a hard brown wax that occurs as a coating on candelilla shrubs

(... is a kind of wax ) hard yellowish to brownish wax from leaves of the carnauba palm used especially in floor waxes and polishes

(... is a kind of wax ) a hard wax separated from shellac by its insolubility in alcohol

Definition 2: go up or advance - [verb of change]

Samples where wax or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Sales were climbing after prices were lowered

Synonyms for wax in the sense of this definition

(wax is a kind of ...) become bigger or greater in amount

"The amount of work increased"

(... is a kind of wax ) increase suddenly and significantly

"Prices jumped overnight"

(... is a kind of wax ) rise in rate or price

"The stock market gained 24 points today"

Definition 3: increase in phase - [verb of change]

Samples where wax or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the moon is waxing

Synonyms for wax in the sense of this definition

(wax is a kind of ...) become bigger or greater in amount

"The amount of work increased"

Definition 4: cover with wax - [verb of contact]

Samples where wax or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wax the car

(wax is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

(... is a kind of wax ) cover with beeswax

"Chris beeswaxed the kitchen table"

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