1. the application of wax to a surface (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms: ↑wax
Hypernyms: ↑application, ↑coating, ↑covering
2. a gradual increase in magnitude or extent

the waxing of the moon

Ant: ↑waning
Derivationally related forms: ↑wax
Hypernyms: ↑increase
(of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon increases

the waxing moon passes from new to full

Ant: ↑waning

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