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waxen

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[ wak-suhn ]
/ ˈwæk sən /
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adjective
made of or covered, polished, or treated with wax.
resembling or suggesting wax: Illness gave his face a waxen appearance.
weak, manageable, or impressionable: The minds of young children are waxen.
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Origin of waxen

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before 1000; Middle English; Old English weaxen;see wax1, -en2

Other definitions for waxen (2 of 2)

waxen2
[ wak-suhn ]
/ ˈwæk sən /

verb Literary.
a past participle of wax2.
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British Dictionary definitions for waxen (1 of 2)

waxen1
/ (ˈwæksən) /

adjective
made of, treated with, or covered with wax
resembling wax in colour or texture

British Dictionary definitions for waxen (2 of 2)

waxen2
/ (ˈwæksən) /

verb
archaic a past participle of wax 2
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