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cosmetic

cos·met·ic

cosmetic

 
 
pronunciation:
kaz me tihk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: any preparation, such as lipstick, made to be applied externally to the body to increase attractiveness.
Many cosmetics are claimed to make wrinkles disappear.
similar words:
paint
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: designed to increase attractiveness or correct physical blemishes.
A cosmetic lotion may alleviate the itching.His insurance will not cover cosmetic surgery.
definition 2: serving an aesthetic but not functional purpose.
The purpose of the soldier's artificial arm was primarily cosmetic as it provided no capability of movement.
definition 3: affecting external appearance alone; superficial.
cosmetic repairs
similar words:
superficial
derivation: cosmetically (adv.)
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The word cosmetic contains the following part:
cosm, cosmo Greek root that means universe, world, order