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English noun: wax

1. wax (substance) any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water


Broader (hypernym)lipid, lipide, lipoid


Narrower (hyponym)bayberry tallow, bayberry wax, beeswax, candelilla wax, carnauba, carnauba wax, ceresin, cerumen, earwax, fig wax, floor wax, gondang wax, Japan tallow, Japan wax, lac wax, montan wax, paraffin, paraffin scale, paraffin wax, pisang wax, scale wax, shellac wax, ski wax, spermaceti, vegetable wax


English verb: wax

1. wax (contact) cover with wax


SamplesWax the car.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover


Narrower (hyponym)beeswax

2. wax (change) go up or advance


SamplesSales were climbing after prices were lowered.


Synonymsclimb, mount, rise


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)advance, gain, jump


Antonymswane

3. wax (change) increase in phase


SamplesThe moon is waxing.


ExamplesThe moon will soon wax


Synonymsfull


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)increase


Antonymswane









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