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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Any of various substances of either mineral or plant or animal origin that can be used to make candles or to coat something to make it water-repellent.

Usage examples (36)
  • Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
  • wax the car
  • The term wax pack came from the 70s / 80s when baseball cards came in wax packages (usually with some seriously stale gum).
  • For vegans, candelilla wax is the preferred alternative since it is derived from a plant. for more
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