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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wax·en /ˈwæksən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wax·en a.
 1. Made of wax.  “The female bee, that . . . builds her waxen cells.”
 2. Covered with wax; waxed; as, a waxen tablet.
 3. Resembling wax; waxy; hence, soft; yielding.
    Men have marble, women waxen, minds.   --Shak.
 Waxen chatterer Zool., the Bohemian chatterer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wax v. i. [imp. Waxed p. p. Waxed, and Obs. or Poetic Waxen p. pr. & vb. n. Waxing.]
 1. To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; -- opposed to wane.
    The waxing and the waning of the moon.   --Hakewill.
    Truth's treasures . . . never shall wax ne wane.   --P. Plowman.
 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.
    Your clothes are not waxen old upon you.   --Deut. xxix. 5.
 Where young Adonis oft reposes,
 Waxing well of his deep wound.   --Milton.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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