wax

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Singular
wax

Plural
waxes

Beeswax
  1. Wax is a solid material made of animal fat.
    A candle is made of wax and a thick thread and has a flame on top.


Verb[change]

Plain form
wax

Third-person singular
waxes

Past tense
waxed

Past participle
waxed

Present participle
waxing

  1. If you wax something, you put wax on it, for example, a car.
    She waxed her car to make the paint shine brightly.
  2. When something waxes, it means that it gets bigger and becomes more full.
    As the moon changes from a new moon to a full moon, it is said to be waxing.