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wax·y

 (wăk′sē)
adj. wax·i·er, wax·i·est
1. Resembling wax in appearance or texture, as in being pale, pliable, or smooth and lustrous.
2. Consisting of, abounding in, or covered with wax.
3. Containing amyloid deposits, as a bodily organ.

waxy

(ˈwæksɪ)
adj, waxier or waxiest
1. resembling wax in colour, appearance, or texture
2. made of, covered with, or abounding in wax
ˈwaxily adv
ˈwaxiness n

waxy

(ˈwæksɪ)
adj, waxier or waxiest
informal old-fashioned Brit bad-tempered or irritable; angry

wax•y

(ˈwæk si)

adj. wax•i•er, wax•i•est.
1. resembling wax, esp. in appearance: a waxy shine on his face.
2. abounding in, covered with, or made of wax: The floor is waxy.
3. pliable or impressionable: a waxy personality.
[1545–55]
wax′i•ly, adv.
wax′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.waxy - made of or covered with wax; "waxen candles"; "careful, the floor is waxy"
2.waxy - easily impressed or influenced; "an impressionable youngster"; "an impressionable age"; "a waxy mind"
3.waxy - capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breakingwaxy - capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking; "a flexible wire"; "a pliant young tree"
flexile, flexible - able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches"
4.waxy - having the paleness of wax; "the poor face with the same awful waxen pallor"- Bram Stoker; "the soldier turned his waxlike features toward him"; "a thin face with a waxy paleness"
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful
Translations
شَمْعي
vaxkenndur, eins og vax
voskový

waxy

[ˈwæksɪ] ADJ (waxier (compar) (waxiest (superl))) → ceroso

waxy

[ˈwæksi] adj [substance, coating] → cireux/euse

waxy

adj (+er)wächsern

waxy

[ˈwæksɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fig) (complexion) → cereo/a

wax1

(wӕks) noun
1. the sticky, fatty substance of which bees make their cells; beeswax.
2. the sticky, yellowish substance formed in the ears.
3. a manufactured, fatty substance used in polishing, to give a good shine. furniture wax.
4. (also adjective) (also ˈcandle-wax) (of) a substance made from paraffin, used in making candles, models etc, that melts when heated. a wax model.
5. sealing-wax.
verb
to smear, polish or rub with wax.
waxed adjective
having a coating of wax. waxed paper.
ˈwaxen, ˈwaxy adjective
ˈwaxwork noun
a wax model (usually of a well-known person).
ˈwaxworks noun plural
an exhibition of such models.

waxy

a. ceroso-a, céreo-a; [applied wax] encerado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Besides, amber is a hard, transparent, brittle, odorless substance, used for mouth-pieces to pipes, for beads and ornaments; but ambergris is soft, waxy, and so highly fragrant and spicy, that it is largely used in perfumery, in pastiles, precious candles, hair-powders, and pomatum.
A cool, waxy, blown-out woman, who had never lighted well.
Inside was a green paste, waxy in lustre, the odour curiously heavy and persistent.
It's fillin' out and doesn't look so sharp an' th' waxy color is goin'.
He then conveyed him and his sister into the veriest old well of a shivering best-parlour that ever was seen, where the maps upon the wall, and the celestial and terrestrial globes in the windows, were waxy with cold.
There were creepers hanging from the upper branches, and the bells of the flowers of the creepers, great waxy white things like convolvuluses, hung down fast asleep.
The greeny, cream-coloured, waxy blossoms were heat-killed before they were born, and only a few bad-smelling petals came down when he stood on his hind legs and shook the tree.
It would cheer him up more than anything if I could make him a little waxy with me.
Waxy says she has him"--here the Rector shook his fist at the moon, with something very like an oath, and added, in a melancholious tone, "--down in her will for fifty thousand; and there won't be above thirty to divide.
Waxy body ornamentations have been previously reported on various insects, particularly scale insects, (14) aphids, (15) and heliconian caterpillar, (16) and they have been shown to be useful for initial identifications during field surveillance efforts.
14, good pharmacies nationwide VAMOUSSE HEAD LICE TREATMENT THIS fast-acting, easy-toapply formulation kills 100% of lice and eggs within just 15 minutes by dissolving the waxy layer surrounding the lice, leading to water loss and quick death.
A Cosmolene was a waxy petroleum product extensively used during World War II for long-term storage of small arms and other items prone to rust.