waxing

Primary Meanings of waxing

1.
nadj
a gradual increase in magnitude or extent
(of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon increases
2.
n
the application of wax to a surface
Full Definitions of waxing
1

n a gradual increase in magnitude or extent

“the waxing of the moon”
Antonyms:
waning
a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent
Type of:
increase
a change resulting in an increase

adj (of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon increases

“the waxing moon passes from new to full”
Antonyms:
waning
(of the Moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases
2

n the application of wax to a surface

Type of:
application, coating, covering
the work of applying something

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