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Definition 1: the application of wax to a surface - [noun denoting act]

(waxing is a kind of ...) the work of applying something

"the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine" "a complete bleach requires several applications" "the surface was ready for a coating of paint"

Definition 2: a gradual increase in magnitude or extent - [noun denoting event]

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

  • the waxing of the moon

(waxing is a kind of ...) a change resulting in an increase

"the increase is scheduled for next month"

Definition 3: (of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon increases - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • the waxing moon passes from new to full

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