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wex (third-person singular simple present wexes, present participle wexing, simple past and past participle wexed)

  1. Obsolete form of wax.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The sun but seem'd the lab'rer of their year;
      Each wexing moon supply'd her wat'ry store.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for wex in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


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From Old English weax.


wex (uncountable)

  1. wax
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)


  • English: wax
  • Scots: wax