waxy

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Waxy \Wax"y\, adjective Resembling wax in appearance or consistency; viscid; adhesive; soft; hence, yielding; pliable; impressible. "Waxy to persuasion." --Bp. Hall.

{Waxy degeneration} (Med.), amyloid degeneration. See under {Amyloid}.

{Waxy kidney}, {Waxy liver}, etc. (Med.), a kidney or liver affected by waxy degeneration.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

waxy

adjective

1: made of or covered with wax; "waxen candles"; "careful, the floor is waxy" [syn: {waxen}, {waxy}]

2: easily impressed or influenced; "an impressionable youngster"; "an impressionable age"; "a waxy mind" [syn: {impressionable}, {waxy}, {impressible}] [ant: {unimpressionable}]

3: capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking; "a flexible wire"; "a pliant young tree" [syn: {bendable}, {pliable}, {pliant}, {waxy}]

4: having the paleness of wax; "the poor face with the same awful waxen pallor"- Bram Stoker; "the soldier turned his waxlike features toward him"; "a thin face with a waxy paleness" [syn: {waxen}, {waxlike}, {waxy}]


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