waxy

adjective \ ˈwak-sē \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of waxy

waxier; waxiest
1 : made of, abounding in, or covered with wax : waxen
  • a waxy surface
  • waxy berries
2 : resembling wax: such as
a : readily shaped or molded
b : marked by smooth or lustrous whiteness
  • a waxy complexion

waxiness

noun

Examples of waxy in a Sentence

  1. The polish left a waxy residue.

  2. a plant with waxy leaves

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First Known Use of waxy

1552

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WAXY Defined for English Language Learners

waxy

Definition of waxy for English Language Learners

  • : seeming to be made of or covered in wax


WAXY Defined for Kids

waxy

adjective \ ˈwak-sē \

Definition of waxy for Students

waxier; waxiest
1 : being like wax
  • a waxy material
2 : made of or covered with wax
3 : marked by smooth or shiny whiteness
  • waxy skin

Medical Dictionary

waxy

adjective \ ˈwak-sē \

medical Definition of waxy

waxier; waxiest
1 : made of, abounding in, or covered with wax
  • a waxy surface
2 : resembling wax
  • a waxy complexion
  • waxy secretions


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