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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wax  \Wax\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Waxed};  p.  p.  {Waxed},  and  Obs.  or 
  Poetic  {Waxen};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Waxing}.]  [AS.  weaxan  akin 
  to  OFries  waxa,  D.  wassen,  OS  &  OHG.  wahsan  G.  wachsen, 
  Icel.  vaxa,  Sw  v["a]xa,  Dan.  voxe,  Goth.  wahsjan  Gr  ?  to 
  increase,  Skr.  waksh,  uksh,  to  grow.  ???.  Cf  {Waist}.] 
  1.  To  increase  in  size;  to  grow  bigger;  to  become  larger  or 
  fuller;  --  opposed  to  wane. 
  The  waxing  and  the  waning  of  the  moon.  --Hakewill. 
  Truth's  treasures  .  .  .  never  shall  wax  ne  wane. 
  --P.  Plowman. 
  2.  To  pass  from  one  state  to  another;  to  become  to  grow;  as 
  to  wax  strong;  to  wax  warmer  or  colder;  to  wax  feeble;  to 
  wax  old  to  wax  worse  and  worse. 
  Your  clothes  are  not  waxen  old  upon  you  --Deut. 
  xxix.  5. 
  Where  young  Adonis  oft  reposes,  Waxing  well  of  his 
  deep  wound.  --Milton. 
  {Waxing  kernels}  (Med.),  small  tumors  formed  by  the 
  enlargement  of  the  lymphatic  glands,  especially  in  the 
  groins  of  children;  --  popularly  so  called  because 
  supposed  to  be  caused  by  growth  of  the  body.  --Dunglison. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Waxen  \Wax"en\,  a. 
  1.  Made  of  wax.  ``The  female  bee,  that  .  .  .  builds  her  waxen 
  cells.''  --Milton. 
  2.  Covered  with  wax;  waxed;  as  a  waxen  tablet. 
  3.  Resembling  wax;  waxy;  hence  soft;  yielding. 
  Men  have  marble,  women  waxen,  minds.  --Shak. 
  {Waxen  chatterer}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  Bohemian  chatterer. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  made  of  or  covered  with  wax;  "waxen  candles";  "careful,  the 
  floor  is  waxy"  [syn:  {waxy}] 
  2:  having  the  paleness  of  wax;  "the  poor  face  with  the  same 
  awful  waxen  pallor"-  Bram  Stoker;  "the  soldier  turned  his 
  waxlike  features  toward  him";  "a  thin  face  with  a  waxy 
  paleness"  [syn:  {waxlike},  {waxy}] 

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