American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Resembling wax, especially:
- adj. Pale.
- adj. Smooth and lustrous.
- adj. Pliable or impressionable.
- adj. Consisting of, abounding in, or covered with wax.
- adj. Pathology Containing amyloid deposits, as an organ.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling wax or putty in appearance, softness, plasticity, adhesiveness, or other properties; waxen; hence, pliable; yielding; impressionable.
- Specifically Noting certain complexions. Pallid or blanched; of a translucent pallor, as in bloodlessness.
- Made of wax; abounding in wax; waxed: as, a waxy dressing for leather
- A change of parts of the muscular fibers into a peculiar hyaline substance, which differs from lardacein; it occurs in certain cases of typhoid fever, meningitis, and other acute febrile disorders.
- Angry; wrathy; irate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Resembling wax in appearance or consistency; viscid; adhesive; soft; hence, yielding; pliable; impressible.
- adj. capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking
- adj. made of or covered with wax
- adj. easily impressed or influenced
- adj. having the paleness of wax
- From wax (“fit of anger”) + -y. (Wiktionary)
“• Sticky rice, also called waxy, glutinous, or sweet rice, is a short-grain type whose starch is practically all amylopectin.”
“You are aware that there is a substance, called waxy matter, which is deposited in the tissues of the body during the course of certain diseases.”
“(AP) -- Kellogg Co. is voluntarily recalling about 28 million boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks cereals, saying a "waxy" smell and flavor coming from the package liners could make people sick, the company said Friday.”
“For example, some plants in this ecoregion have anatomical or physiological modifications such as waxy surfaces on their leaves to reflect heat, hairs to protect against radiation, or tightly furled rosettes of leaves which secrete chemicals making them more resistant to fire.”
“As a general thing, when the cows were fed upon cotton-seed the butter was white and "waxy," this was yellow and firm.”
“He is entertained by an eminent Dutch jurist in Amsterdam -- and upon the pages of the chronicle it appears that the gentleman is "waxy" and "a little pedantic," and that he is probably the sort of "thin, delicate, well barbered" professor that Ibsen had in mind when he cast about for a husband for the daughter of General Gabler.”
“A: A self-regulated fatty substance (19) (also called a waxy alcohol (7) or waxy substance (34), or fatty alcohol (45), primarily made by the liver”
“Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks cereals, saying a "waxy" smell and flavor coming from the package liners could make people sick, the company said Friday.”
“Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks cereals because a "waxy" smell and flavor coming from the package liners could make people sick, the company said Friday.”
“Froot Loops and Honey Smacks cereals because a "waxy" smell and flavor coming from the package liners could make people sick, the company said Friday.”
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