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Definition of "waxes" []

  • Any of various viscous or solid materials of natural origin: characteristically lustrous, insoluble in water, and having a low softening temperature, they consist largely of esters of fatty acids (noun)
  • Any of various similar substances, such as paraffin wax or ozocerite, that have a mineral origin and consist largely of hydrocarbons (noun)
  • A resinous preparation used by shoemakers to rub on thread (noun)
  • Any substance or object that is pliable or easily moulded (noun)
  • Made of or resembling wax (noun)
  • The act or an instance of removing body hair by coating it with warm wax, applying a strip of fabric, and then removing the fabric sharply, thereby plucking the hairs out by their roots (noun)
  • To coat, polish, etc, with wax (verb)
  • To remove (body hair) by means of a wax treatment (verb)
  • Plural form of wax. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wax. (verb)

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Use "waxes" in a sentence
  • "The Post once again waxes rhapsodic about the Montgomery County Public Schools [“Gold star for Montgomery schools,” editorial, Sept. 23]."
  • "The segment was titled “I Like It Dirty”, and Bourdain waxes poetic about street meat like only he can, likening waiting on the long line to waiting outside a methodone clinic “only more rewarding ultimately.”"
  • "Justin waxes eloquent about Kohler's sexy, outre and somewhat impractical new line of plumbing fixtures:"