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1. wax

noun. ['ˈwæks'] any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water.

Synonyms

  • cerumen
  • vegetable wax
  • bayberry tallow
  • Japan tallow
  • ceresin
  • carnauba wax
  • floor wax
  • montan wax
  • gondang wax
  • lipoid
  • bayberry wax
  • paraffin
  • pisang wax
  • carnauba
  • spermaceti
  • Japan wax
  • lipide
  • paraffin scale
  • candelilla wax
  • fig wax
  • earwax
  • ski wax
  • shellac wax
  • beeswax
  • paraffin wax
  • scale wax
  • lipid

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise
  • attend to
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • weaxan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wæx (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Wax

  • antitax
  • pretax
  • knick-knacks
  • ty-sachs
  • relax
  • neoax
  • impacts
  • chirac's
  • whacks
  • trax
  • tracks
  • track's
  • stac's
  • stacks
  • snacks
  • smacks
  • slacks
  • quacks
  • plax
  • plaques
  • plack's
  • flax
  • cracks
  • blacks'
  • blacks
  • black's
  • attacks
  • zacks
  • zack's
  • yax

Sentences with wax


1. Noun, singular or mass
Place the coffee can back into the double boiler to keep the rest of the wax warm.

2. Adjective
Make sure that the wax side of the paper is facing out.

3. Verb, past tense
Cleaning wax off Formica or other manufactured surface can be as easy as applying a little solvent.

4. Verb, base form
If you spill wax on the counter or floor, do not panic.

5. Noun, plural
Homeowners commonly introduce one or more relatively heavy wax coatings on new floors after they have been finished.

Quotes about wax


1. Actually, writers have no business writing about their own works. They either wax conceited, saying things like: 'My brilliance is possibly most apparent in my dazzling short story, "The Cookiepants Hypotenuse."' Or else they get unbearably cutesy: 'My cat Ootsywootums has given me all my best ideas, hasn't oo, squeezums?
- Connie Willis, The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories

2. Do you understand now why books are hated and feared? Because they reveal the pores on the face of life. The comfortable people want only the faces of the full moon, wax, faces without pores, hairless, expressionless.
- Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

3. Oh, what is brighter than the light?What is darker than the night?What is keener than an axe?What is softer than melting wax?Truth is brighter than the light,Falsehood darker than the night.Revenge is keener than an axe,And love is softer than melting wax.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

2. wax-chandler

noun. one who deals in wax candles.

3. wax-myrtle_family

noun. constituting the order Myricales.

Synonyms

  • Myricaceae
  • order Myricales
  • Comptonia
  • genus Myrica
  • family Myricaceae
  • magnoliopsid family
  • Myrica
  • Myricales
  • genus Comptonia

4. wax

verb. ['ˈwæks'] cover with wax.

Synonyms

  • cover

Antonyms

  • natural depression
  • hop out

Etymology

  • weaxan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wæx (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. wax

verb. ['ˈwæks'] go up or advance.

Synonyms

  • mount
  • gain
  • increase
  • climb
  • rise
  • advance

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • stop
  • stay
  • drop out

Etymology

  • weaxan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wæx (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. wax

verb. ['ˈwæks'] increase in phase.

Synonyms

  • full

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • fall

Etymology

  • weaxan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wæx (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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