un·​waxed | \ ˌən-ˈwakst How to pronounce unwaxed (audio) \

Definition of unwaxed

: not coated or treated with wax : not waxed an unwaxed floor unwaxed dental floss

Examples of unwaxed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ideally, look for cardboard and paper that is uncoated and unwaxed instead of bubble wrap. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, "How to Spot and Use Eco-Friendly Packaging," 4 May 2020 Pickle notes • Vegetables should be firm and snapping-fresh, and of course, unsprayed and unwaxed. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Quick pickling gives fresh veggies and fruit a tangy crunch in a day or less," 16 July 2019 Pecheux rubbed a black eyeliner pencil, like the M.A.C. Modern Twist Kajal Liner, along a strand of unwaxed floss, then pressed it along the top and bottom lids. Allure Editors, Allure, "17 Black Eyeliner Looks That Are Anything But Boring," 27 Sep. 2017 Or think of Sicilian unwaxed lemons, single-origin chocolate and artisanal cheese. Yotam Ottolenghi, sacbee, "Tahini essential? The good stuff is," 13 June 2017 Or think of Sicilian unwaxed lemons, single-origin chocolate and artisanal cheese. Yotam Ottolenghi, New York Times, "An Ingredient Yotam Ottolenghi Can’t Do Without," 6 June 2017

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First Known Use of unwaxed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unwaxed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwaxed. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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