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Adjective: waxing  wak-sing
  1. (of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon increases
    "the waxing moon passes from new to full"
Noun: waxing  wak-sing
  1. The application of wax to a surface
  2. A gradual increase in magnitude or extent
    "the waxing of the moon"
Verb: wax  waks
  1. Cover with wax
    "wax the car"
  2. Go up or advance
    "Sales were waxing after prices were lowered";
    - mount, climb, rise
  3. Increase in phase
    "the moon is waxing";
    - full
  4. Say or write, esp. for a long time about a particular topic
    "He waxed lyrical about the success"; "I've probably waxed on about them for hours"
  5. Remove hair from part of the body by coating the skin with wax that is then pulled off with the hair

Derived forms: waxings

Type of: application, coating, cover, covering, increase

Antonym: wane, waning

Encyclopedia: Waxing

Wax, animal and vegetable