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waxes

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of wax

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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waxes

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular of wax

Synonyms & Antonyms of waxes (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Waxes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/waxes. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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