waxen

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English waxen, from Old English weaxen, ġeweaxen, past participle of weaxan (to wax, grow, be fruitful, increase, become powerful, flourish). More at wax.

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waxen (comparative more waxen, superlative most waxen)

  1. (UK, dialectal) Grown.

Verb[edit]

waxen

  1. Alternative past participle of wax.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English weaxen (waxen, made of wax), equivalent to wax +‎ -en.

Adjective[edit]

waxen (comparative more waxen, superlative most waxen)

  1. Made of wax; covered with wax.
    a waxen tablet
  2. Of or pertaining to wax.
  3. Having the pale smooth characteristics of wax, waxlike, waxy.
  4. (rare) Easily effaced, as if written in wax.
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