Definition of waxy
1 : made of, abounding in, or covered with wax : waxen a waxy surface waxy berries
2 : resembling wax: such asa : readily shaped or moldedb : marked by smooth or lustrous whiteness a waxy complexion
Examples of waxy in a Sentence
The polish left a waxy residue.
a plant with waxy leaves
Recent Examples of waxy from the Web
Mosquitoes lay eggs in the rainwater that pools where the waxy leaves converge.
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Handle as little as possible to avoid rubbing off the bloom (the light waxy finish on the skin) and reduce bruising.
The wine shows aromas of golden apples, Bosc pear, honey, macadamia nut and a hint of smoke, finishing on a waxy note.
But ironically, the gluey threads stick less well to insects with unprotected waxy shells.
When an insect touches the strands, waxy chemicals in its outer surface get sucked into the woolly nanofibers and reinforce them, turning the tangled mass of delicate threads into a solid, sturdy rope.
What’s left behind is a waxy substance that can be smoked, used in edibles or placed in e-cigarettes.
White waxy potatoes -- new potatoes or red bliss -- also can be cut into 1-inch cubes, tossed with olive oil and then roasted in a single layer the oven until golden.
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First Known Use of waxy
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Definition of waxy for English Language Learners
: seeming to be made of or covered in wax
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Definition of waxy for Students
1 : being like wax a waxy material
2 : made of or covered with wax
3 : marked by smooth or shiny whiteness waxy skin
Medical Definition of waxy
1: made of, abounding in, or covered with wax a waxy surface
2: resembling wax a waxy complexion waxy secretions
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