|The Cuyahoga River Today|
"Not to wax nostalgic about the 1970s, but back then people got upset when they saw injustice. They got tired of seeing our air, land and water polluted. They were shocked when the Cuyahoga River in Ohio was polluted so badly it caught fire... Politicians had no choice but to take notice." — John Kerry
intr.v., waxed, wax·ing, wax·es.
- To increase gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity.
- To show a progressively larger illuminated area, as the moon does in passing from new to full.
- To grow or become as specified: "could afford ... to wax sentimental over their heritage" (John Simon).
[Middle English waxen, from Old English weaxan.]
- Relating to or resembling a hair; fine and slender.
- Having a very small internal diameter: a capillary tube.
- Anatomy. Of or relating to the capillaries.
- Physics. Of or relating to capillarity.
- Anatomy. One of the minute blood vessels that connect arterioles and venules. These blood vessels form an intricate network throughout the body for the interchange of various substances, such as oxygen and carbon dioxide, between blood and tissue cells.
- A tube with a very small internal diameter.
[From Latin capillāris, from capillus, hair.]
- [kǽpəlèri | kəpíləri]
1 ((限定))細い管の, 毛（細）管の.
1 《解剖学》毛細血管.2 毛（細）管.
umpteen or umteen
Relatively large but unspecified in number: umpteen reasons; umpteen guests.
[Slang ump(ty), dash in Morse code (of imitative origin) + -teen (as in THIRTEEN).]umpteenth ump'teenth' adj.
Definition of sentiment
Origin:late Middle English (in the senses 'personal experience' and 'physical feeling, sensation'): from Old French sentement, from medieval Latin sentimentum, from Latin sentire 'feel'
A sense that something is about to occur; a premonition.
[Obsolete French, from presentir, to feel beforehand, from Latin praesentīre : prae-, pre- + sentīre, to feel.]presentimental pre·sen'ti·men'tal (-mĕn'tl) adj.