overwax

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ wax

Verb[edit]

overwax (third-person singular simple present overwaxes, present participle overwaxing, simple past and past participle overwaxed)

  1. (transitive) To apply too much wax to.
    an overwaxed floor
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To wax or grow too rapindly or too much.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.