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wax
as in:  the moon is waxing


The moon is waxing. It will be full tomorrow.
  a gradual increase (in size or strength or power or number) — especially the part of the moon that is visible
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waxes wax waxed waxing waxer
Strongly Associated with:   wane
Notes:
The expression "wax and wain" means to increase and decrease—usually over time. For example one could say the moon or the tide waxes and wains.
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Samples:
  • The moon is waxing. It will be full tomorrow.
  • In the northern hemisphere, a waxing moon is round and smooth on the right side.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   wax [9] , wane [1] , wane [1]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Science, Fine Arts & Music, Nature & Ecology
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