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Buff vs. Wax

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Buffnoun

Undyed leather from the skin of buffalo or similar animals.

Waxnoun

Beeswax.

Buffnoun

A tool, often one covered with buff leather, used for polishing.

Waxnoun

Earwax.

‘What role does the wax in your earhole fulfill?’;

Buffnoun

A brownish yellow colour.

Waxnoun

Any oily, water-resistant substance; normally long-chain hydrocarbons, alcohols or esters.

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Buffnoun

A military coat made of buff leather.

Waxnoun

Any preparation containing wax, used as a polish.

Buffnoun

(informal) A person who is very interested in a particular subject; an enthusiast.

‘He’s a real history buff. He knows everything there is to know about the civil war.’;

Waxnoun

(uncountable) The phonograph record format for music.

Buffnoun

An effect that makes a character or item stronger.

‘I just picked up an epic damage buff! Let's go gank the other team!’;

Waxnoun

A thick syrup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple and then cooling it.

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Buffnoun

(rail transport) Compressive coupler force that occurs during a slack bunched condition.

Waxnoun

A type of drugs with as main ingredients weed oil and butane; hash oil

Buffnoun

The bare skin.

‘to strip to the buff’;

Waxnoun

(rare) The process of growing.

Buffnoun

The greyish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat.

Waxnoun

An outburst of anger.

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Buffnoun

A substance used to dilute (street) drugs in order to increase profits.

Waxadjective

Made of wax.

Buffnoun

(obsolete) A buffet; a blow.

Waxverb

(transitive) To apply wax to (something, such as a shoe, a floor, a car, or an apple), usually to make it shiny.

Buffnoun

(informal) A buffalo, or the meat of a buffalo.

Waxverb

(transitive) To remove hair at the roots from (a part of the body) by coating the skin with a film of wax that is then pulled away sharply.

Buffadjective

Of the color of buff leather, a brownish yellow.

Waxverb

To defeat utterly.

Buffadjective

(bodybuilding) Unusually muscular. (also buffed or buffed out)

‘The bouncer was a big, buff dude with tattoos, a shaved head, and a serious scowl.’;

Waxverb

To kill, especially to murder a person.

Buffadjective

(slang) Physically attractive.

Waxverb

To record.

Buffverb

To polish and make shiny by rubbing.

‘He was already buffing the car's hubs.’;

Waxverb

(intransitive) To increase (phase of the Moon or other planet). Example The Moon is waxing.

Buffverb

To make a character or an item stronger.

‘The enchanter buffed the paladin to prepare him to fight the dragon.’; ‘I noticed that the pistols were buffed in the update.’;

Waxverb

To increasingly assume the specified characteristic, become.

‘to wax lyrical;’; ‘to wax eloquent;’; ‘to wax wode’;

Buffverb

(medical slang) To modify a medical chart, especially in a dishonest manner.

Waxverb

To grow.

Buffverb

To strike.

Waxverb

To appear larger each night as a progression from a new moon to a full moon.

Buffnoun

A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner.

Waxverb

To move from low tide to high tide.

Buffnoun

The color of buff; a light yellow, shading toward pink, gray, or brown.

‘A visage rough,Deformed, unfeatured, and a skin of buff.’;

Waxverb

To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; - opposed to wane.

‘The waxing and the waning of the moon.’; ‘Truth's treasures . . . never shall wax ne wane.’;

Buffnoun

A military coat, made of buff leather.

Waxverb

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.’; ‘Where young Adonis oft reposes,Waxing well of his deep wound.’;

Buffnoun

The grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat. See Buffy coat, under Buffy, a.

Waxverb

To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a thread or a table.

Buffnoun

A wheel covered with buff leather, and used in polishing cutlery, spoons, etc.

Waxnoun

A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; - usually called beeswax. It is first excreted, from a row of pouches along their sides, in the form of scales, which, being masticated and mixed with saliva, become whitened and tenacious. Its natural color is pale or dull yellow.

Buffnoun

The bare skin; as, to strip to the buff.

‘To be in buff is equivalent to being naked.’;

Waxnoun

Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or appearance.

Buffnoun

A buffet; a blow; - obsolete except in the phrase "Blindman's buff." See blindman's buff.

‘Nathless so sore a buff to him it lentThat made him reel.’;

Waxnoun

Cerumen, or earwax.

Buffadjective

Made of buff leather.

Waxnoun

A waxlike composition used for uniting surfaces, for excluding air, and for other purposes; as, sealing wax, grafting wax, etching wax, etc.

Buffadjective

Of the color of buff.

Waxnoun

A waxlike composition used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread.

Buffadjective

Firm; sturdy.

‘And for the good old cause stood buff,'Gainst many a bitter kick and cuff.’;

Waxnoun

A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of scale insects, as the Chinese wax. See Wax insect, below.

Buffverb

to polish with a soft cloth, especially one similar to a buff{5}. See Buff, n., 5.

Waxnoun

A waxlike product secreted by certain plants. See Vegetable wax, under Vegetable.

Buffverb

To strike.

Waxnoun

A substance, somewhat resembling wax, found in connection with certain deposits of rock salt and coal; - called also mineral wax, and ozocerite.

Buffnoun

an ardent follower and admirer

Waxnoun

Thick sirup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple, and then cooling.

Buffnoun

a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen

Waxnoun

any of numerous substances or mixtures composed predominantly of the longer-chain saturated hydrocarbons such as the paraffins, which are solid at room teperature, or their alcohol, carboxylic acid, or ester derivatives.

Buffnoun

bare skin;

‘swimming in the buff’;

Waxnoun

any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water

Buffnoun

a medium to dark tan color

Waxverb

cover with wax;

‘wax the car’;

Buffnoun

an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)

Waxverb

go up or advance;

‘Sales were climbing after prices were lowered’;

Buffverb

strike, beat repeatedly;

‘The wind buffeted him’;

Waxverb

increase in phase;

‘the moon is waxing’;

Buffverb

polish and make shiny;

‘buff the wooden floors’; ‘buff my shoes’;

Waxnoun

a sticky yellowish mouldable substance secreted by honeybees as the material of a honeycomb; beeswax.

Buffadjective

of the color of buff leather

Waxnoun

a white translucent material obtained by bleaching and purifying beeswax and used for such purposes as making candles, modelling, and as a basis of polishes.

Buffnoun

a yellowish-beige colour

‘a buff envelope’;

Waxnoun

any waxy substance, especially a lipid or hydrocarbon.

Buffnoun

a stout dull yellow leather with a velvety surface.

Waxnoun

earwax.

Buffnoun

a stick, wheel, or pad used for polishing.

Waxnoun

used in reference to records

‘he didn't get on wax until 1959’;

Buffnoun

a person who is enthusiastically interested in and very knowledgeable about a particular subject

‘a computer buff’;

Waxnoun

a fit of anger

‘she is in a wax about the delay to the wedding’;

Buffverb

polish (something)

‘he buffed the glass until it gleamed’;

Waxverb

cover or treat (something) with wax or a similar substance, typically to polish or protect it

‘I washed and waxed the floor’;

Buffverb

give (leather) a velvety finish by removing the surface of the grain.

Waxverb

remove unwanted hair from (a part of the body) by applying wax and then peeling off the wax and hairs together

‘she waxed her legs when necessary’;

Buffverb

make (an element in a role-playing or video game) more powerful

‘there are cards that'll buff your troops’;

Waxverb

make a recording of

‘he waxed a series of tracks that emphasized his lead guitar work’;

Buffadjective

(of a person or their body) in good physical shape with well-developed muscles

‘the driver was a buff blond named March’;

Waxverb

(of the moon between new and full) have a progressively larger part of its visible surface illuminated, increasing its apparent size.

Waxverb

become larger or stronger

‘his anger waxed’;

Waxverb

begin to speak or write about something in the specified manner

‘they waxed lyrical about the old days’;

Wax

Waxes are a diverse class of organic compounds that are lipophilic, malleable solids near ambient temperatures. They include higher alkanes and lipids, typically with melting points above about 40 °C (104 °F), melting to give low viscosity liquids.

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