American English

Definition of wax noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a solid substance that is made from beeswax or from various fats and oils, used for making candles, polish, models, etc. It becomes soft when it is heated styling wax for the hair floor wax wax crayons wax polish see also sealing wax
  2. 2a soft, sticky, yellow substance that is found in your ears
  3. Idioms
    the whole ball of wax (informal)
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    the whole thing; everything I panicked, I cried—the whole ball of wax.
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