wax

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wax(
wahks
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (for candles)
a. la cera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Bees produce the wax used to make candles.Las abejas producen la cera que se utiliza para hacer velas.
2. (for polishing)
a. la cera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I'll use wax to make this table shine.Voy a usar cera para hacer que brille esta mesa.
3. (earwax)
a. la cerilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Many people use cotton swabs to remove wax.Mucha gente usa hisopos para quitarse la cerilla.
b. el cerumen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Wax was blocking his ear canal.El cerumen le estaba bloqueando el canal auditivo.
c. la cera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Children produce more wax than adults.Los niños producen más cera que los adultos.
4. (for hair-removal)
a. la cera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
This wax won't irritate your skin.Esta cera no te va a irritar la piel.
5. (for sealing)
a. el lacre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We sealed the wedding invitations with wax.Sellamos las invitaciones de la boda con lacre.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to remove hair)
a. depilar
She had to wax her legs before going swimming.Se tuvo que depilar las piernas antes de ir a nadar.
7. (to polish)
a. encerar
My husband polished the car and it looks like new.Mi esposo enceró el auto y se ve como nuevo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
8. (to grow)
a. crecer
We have seen the moon waxing every night.Hemos visto la luna crecer cada noche.
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wax [wæks]
noun
cera (f); (in ear) cera (f) (de los oídos); cerumen (m); cerilla (f);
adjective
de cera
transitive verb
[+furniture, car] encerar
modifier
wax paper (n) papel (m) encerado
wax seal (n) sello (m) de lacre
wax [wæks]
intransitive verb
[+moon] crecer
to wax and wane crecer y decrecer; to wax enthusiastic entusiasmarse; to wax eloquent about sth ponerse elocuente acerca de algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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