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Definition of "waxy" []

  • Resembling wax, especially: (adjective)
  • Pale. (adjective)
  • Smooth and lustrous. (adjective)
  • Pliable or impressionable. (adjective)
  • Consisting of, abounding in, or covered with wax. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "waxy" in a sentence
  • "• Sticky rice, also called waxy, glutinous, or sweet rice, is a short-grain type whose starch is practically all amylopectin."
  • "You are aware that there is a substance, called waxy matter, which is deposited in the tissues of the body during the course of certain diseases."
  • "(AP) -- Kellogg Co. is voluntarily recalling about 28 million boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks cereals, saying a "waxy" smell and flavor coming from the package liners could make people sick, the company said Friday."