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wax2

 
pronunciation:
waeks
part of speech: verb
inflections: waxes, waxing, waxed
definition 1: to grow or increase in amount, size or strength.
Her anger waxed as he continued to insult her.
synonyms:
grow, increase
antonyms:
wane
similar words:
balloon, broaden, develop, expand, extend, mushroom, swell, widen
definition 2: to become brighter. The moon waxes when the size of its bright areas increases from a crescent to a full moon.
As the moon waxes, it gets harder to see the stars.
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antonyms:
wane