wax (v.)
grow, increase, enlarge
Cor II.ii.97[Cominius to all, of Coriolanus] he waxed like a sea
Ham I.iii.12[Laertes to Ophelia, of the body] as this temple waxes / The inward service of the mind and soul / Grows wide withal
LLL V.ii.10[Rosaline to Princess, of putting wax over the name of Cupid] That was the way to make his godhead wax [also: sealing wax]
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