[ beez-waks ]
/ ˈbizˌwæks /


verb (used with object)

to rub or treat with beeswax.


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Origin of beeswax

First recorded in 1670–80; bee1 + 's1 + wax1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for beeswax

/ (ˈbiːzˌwæks) /


  1. a yellowish or dark brown wax secreted by honeybees for constructing honeycombs
  2. this wax after refining, purifying, etc, used in polishes, ointments, and for modelling


(tr) to polish with such wax
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