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See definition of waxy on Dictionary.com
  • adj.slippery
  • adj.pliable
  • adj.pale
  • adj.containing wax

synonyms for waxy

  • glistening
  • lustrous
  • glassy
  • slick
  • smooth
  • impressionable
  • waxen
  • soft
  • weak
  • yielding
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How to use waxy in a sentence

Some with long, green, waxy “strap” fronds appeared to direct rain water to the center of the clump.
THESE FERNS MAY BE FIRST PLANTS KNOWN TO WORK TOGETHER AS ANTS DOJAKE BUEHLERJULY 1, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Ferns with long, green, waxy “strap” fronds appeared to deflect water to the center of the aggregation, where disk-shaped, brown, spongey “nest” fronds could soak it up.
THESE FERNS MAY BE THE FIRST PLANTS KNOWN TO SHARE WORK LIKE ANTSJAKE BUEHLERJUNE 7, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Microbes in compost naturally produce this enzyme to decompose the waxy coating on leaves.
NEW RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES COULD KEEP MORE PLASTIC OUT OF LANDFILLSMARIA TEMMINGAPRIL 29, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Brown also gauges the fruit’s weight in his hand and feels the waxy skin, with its bumps and ridges.
CAPTURING THE SENSE OF TOUCH COULD UPGRADE PROSTHETICS AND OUR DIGITAL LIVESKATHIANN KOWALSKIAPRIL 22, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Then they start chewing their way out of the waxy cells in which they have been growing.
QUACKS AND TOOTS HELP YOUNG HONEYBEE QUEENS AVOID DEADLY DUELSSHARON OOSTHOEKSEPTEMBER 14, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
They are grayish or colorless, and have a dull waxy look, as if cut from paraffin (Figs. 43 and 61).
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Waxy casts are found in most advanced cases of nephritis, where they are an unfavorable sign.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
When boiled in water the root separates into fibres, and is rather waxy, but when laid in hot ashes it becomes mealy.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
Waxy complexion, light blue eyes a little close together, thin nose, a prominent dimple on left cheek—may wear whiskers.
MURDER IN ANY DEGREEOWEN JOHNSON
The kettle began it, full five minutes by the little waxy-faced Dutch clock in the corner, before the Cricket uttered a chirp.
THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTHCHARLES DICKENS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WAXY

  • adherent
  • adhering
  • agglutinant
  • attaching
  • clinging
  • clingy
  • gelatinous
  • glutinous
  • gooey
  • gummed
  • gummy
  • holding
  • hugging
  • mucilaginous
  • pasty
  • resinous
  • sticky
  • tenacious
  • viscid
  • viscous
  • waxy
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