from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of wax.
  • n. this sense?) (uncountable) the action of the verb to wax.
  • n. A cosmetic procedure in which hair is removed from the body by the application and removal of wax.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The coating of thread with wax previous to sewing.
  • n. A method of blacking, dressing, and polishing leather, to give it a finish.
  • n. In calico-printing, the process of stopping out colors.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the application of wax to a surface
  • adj. (of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon increases
  • n. a gradual increase in magnitude or extent


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