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WAX, n. G., L.

1. A thick, viscid, tenacious substance, collected by bees, or excreted from their bodies, and employed in the construction of their cells usually called bees wax. Its native color is yellow, but it is bleached for candles, &c.
2. A thick tenacious substance excreted in the ear.
3. A substance secreted by certain plants, forming a silvery powder on the leaves and fruit, as in the wax-palm and wax-myrtle.
4. A substance found on the hinder legs of bees, which is supposed to be their food.
5. A substance used in sealing letters called sealing-wax, or Spanish wax. This is a composition of gum-lacca and resin, colored with some pigment.
6. A thick substance used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread.

WAX, To smear or rub with wax as, to wax, a thread or a table.

WAX, pret. waxed. pp. waxed or waxen. G., L., Gr.

1. To increase in size to grow to become larger as the waxing and the waning moon.
2. To pass from one state to another to become as, to wax strong to wax warm or cold to wax feeble to wax hot to wax old to wax worse and worse.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Wax'. King James Dictionary.

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