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wax

verb (1)

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1 to coat (something) with a slippery substance in order to reduce friction
  • waxing a surfboard

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wax

verb (2)

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1 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number
  • the commitment of the young volunteers to the cause seems to wax and wane

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2 to eventually have as a state or quality
  • waxed poetic whenever he wrote to his girlfriend

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The first known use of wax was before the 12th century

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“Wax.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wax. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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