waxing

Definitions of waxing
  1. noun
    a gradual increase in magnitude or extent
    “the waxing of the moon”
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    Antonyms:
    waning
    a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent
    type of:
    increase
    a change resulting in an increase
  2. adjective
    (of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon increases
    “the waxing moon passes from new to full”
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    Antonyms:
    waning
    (of the Moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases
  3. noun
    the application of wax to a surface
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    type of:
    application, coating, covering
    the work of applying something
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