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 for Waxen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wax \Wax\ (w[a^]ks), v. i. [imp. Waxed; p. p. Waxed, and
     Obs. or Poetic Waxen; p. pr. & vb. n. Waxing.] [AS.
     weaxan; akin to OFries. waxa, D. wassen, OS. & OHG. wahsan,
     G. wachsen, Icel. vaxa, Sw. v[aum]xa, Dan. voxe, Goth.
     wahsjan, Gr. ? to increase, Skr. waksh, uksh, to grow.
     [root]135. Cf. Waist.]
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     1. To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or
        fuller; -- opposed to wane.
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              The waxing and the waning of the moon. --Hakewill.
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              Truth's treasures . . . never shall wax ne wane.
                                                    --P. Plowman.
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     2. To pass from one state to another; to become; to grow; as,
        to wax strong; to wax warmer or colder; to wax feeble; to
        wax old; to wax worse and worse.
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              Your clothes are not waxen old upon you. --Deut.
                                                    xxix. 5.
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              Where young Adonis oft reposes,
              Waxing well of his deep wound.        --Milton.
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     Waxing kernels (Med.), small tumors formed by the
        enlargement of the lymphatic glands, especially in the
        groins of children; -- popularly so called, because
        supposed to be caused by growth of the body. --Dunglison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Waxen \Wax"en\, a.
     1. Made of wax. "The female bee, that . . . builds her waxen
        cells." --Milton.
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     2. Covered with wax; waxed; as, a waxen tablet.
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     3. Resembling wax; waxy; hence, soft; yielding.
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              Men have marble, women waxen, minds.  --Shak.
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     Waxen chatterer (Zool.), the Bohemian chatterer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  waxen
      adj 1: made of or covered with wax; "waxen candles"; "careful,
             the floor is waxy" [syn: waxen, waxy]
      2: 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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "waxen":
     achromatic, achromic, anemic, ashen, ashy, blanched, bled white,
     bloodless, cadaverous, chloranemic, colorless, dead, deadly pale,
     deathly pale, dim, dimmed, dingy, discolored, doughy, dull,
     etiolated, exsanguinated, exsanguine, exsanguineous, faded, faint,
     fallow, flat, ghastly, gray, haggard, hueless, hypochromic,
     lackluster, leaden, livid, lurid, lusterless, mat, mealy, muddy,
     neutral, pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, pasty, sallow,
     sickly, tallow-faced, toneless, uncolored, wan, washed-out, weak,
     whey-faced, white
  
  

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