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verb wax pronunciation in British English /wæks/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlewaxing
past tensewaxed
past participlewaxed
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to put wax on a wooden surface and rub it to make it shine
    1. b.
      to put liquid wax on your skin and remove it when it is hard again in order to remove hair
  2. 2
    [intransitive] if the moon is waxing, you see more and more of it each night
    1. a.
      mainly literary to become bigger or stronger
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