HyperDic: wax

English > 4 senses of the word wax:
NOUNsubstancewaxany of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin
VERBcontactwaxcover with wax
changewax, mount, climb, risego up or advance
changewax, fullincrease in phase
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English > wax: 4 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water.
NarrowerJapan wax, Japan tallowA yellow wax obtained from sumac berries
bayberry wax, bayberry tallowA fragrant green wax obtained from the wax myrtle and used in making candles
beeswaxA yellow to brown wax secreted by honeybees to build honeycombs
candelilla waxA hard brown wax that occurs as a coating / coating on candelilla / candelilla shrubs
carnauba wax, carnaubaHard yellowish to brownish wax from leaves of the carnauba palm used especially in floor waxes and polishes
ceresinA white wax extracted from ozokerite
cerumen, earwaxA soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal
floor waxA preparation containing wax and used to polish and preserve the finish of floors
gondang wax, fig waxA hard cream-colored wax obtained from a Javanese fig tree
montan waxA hard wax obtained from lignite
paraffin, paraffin waxFrom crude petroleum
pisang waxA wax obtained from the leaves of a plantain
scale wax, paraffin scalepartly refined paraffin wax
shellac wax, lac waxA hard wax separated from shellac by its insolubility in alcohol
ski waxwax used on the bottom of skis
spermacetiA white waxy substance from oil of the sperm whale
vegetable waxA waxy substance obtained from plants (especially from the trunks of certain palms)
Broaderlipid, lipide, lipoidAn oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents
Spanishcera
Catalancera
Adjectiveswaxen, waxymade of or covered with wax
Verbswaxcover with wax
English > wax: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCover with wax.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"wax the car"
NarrowerbeeswaxCover with beeswax
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Spanishencerar
Catalanencerar
Nounswaxany of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin
waxingthe application of wax to a surface / surface
English > wax: 4 senses > verb 2, change
Meaninggo up or advance.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsmount, climb, rise
Narroweradvance, gainRise in rate or price / price
jumpincrease / increase suddenly and significantly
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
OppositewaneBecome smaller
Spanishescalar, subir
Catalanescalar
Nounswaxinga gradual increase / increase in magnitude or extent
English > wax: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningincrease in phase.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThe moon will soon wax
Example"the moon is waxing"
Synonymfull
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Oppositewanedecrease in phase
Spanishaumentar de fase, crecer, incrementar la intensidad
Catalancréixer
Nounswaxinga gradual increase / increase in magnitude or extent

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