Today's Word of the Day means...
Any of various natural, oily or greasy heat-sensitive substances, consisting of hydrocarbons or esters of fatty acids that are insoluble in water but soluble in most organic solvents.
A solid plastic or pliable liquid substance, such as paraffin, originating from petroleum and found in rock layers and often used in medicinal preparations.
waxing wax·ing (wāk'sĭng) or wax·ing-up (wāk'sĭng-ŭp')
The shaping of the contours of a trial denture or a crown in wax prior to its casting in metal.
Any of various solid, usually yellow substances that melt or soften easily when heated. They are similar to fats, but are less greasy and more brittle. Naturally occurring animal and plant waxes are esters of saturated fatty acids and alcohols of high molecular weight, including sterols. Waxes are also manufactured synthetically from petroleum, and are used to make polishers, lubricants, coatings, waterproofing, crayons, candles, and many other products.
: Play the tune and cut a wax of itverb
[the origin of the violent senses is unknown; perhaps semantically analogous with polish off, referring to wax as a polish; recording senses fr the material used, as vinyl was used later]
Made by melting the combs of bees. Mentioned (Ps. 22:14; 68:2; 97:5; Micah 1:4) in illustration.