Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wax

1 sense of wax

Sense 1
wax -- (any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water)
       => lipid, lipide, lipoid -- (an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates))

Antonyms of verb wax

2 of 3 senses of wax

Sense 2
wax, mount, climb, rise -- (go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered")
       Antonym of wane (Sense 2)
      => wane -- (become smaller; "Interest in his novels waned")

Sense 3
wax, full -- (increase in phase; "the moon is waxing")
       Antonym of wane (Sense 3)
      => wane -- (decrease in phase; "the moon is waning")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wax

3 senses of wax

Sense 1
wax -- (cover with wax; "wax the car")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Sense 2
wax, mount, climb, rise -- (go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered")
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

Sense 3
wax, full -- (increase in phase; "the moon is waxing")
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

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