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groom

 (gro͞om, gro͝om)
n.
1. A person employed to take care of horses or a stable.
2. A man who is about to be married or has recently been married.
3. One of several officers in an English royal household.
4. Archaic
a. A man.
b. A male servant.
v. groomed, groom·ing, grooms
v.tr.
1. To care for the appearance of; to make neat and trim: groomed himself carefully in front of the mirror.
2. To clean and brush (an animal).
3. To remove dirt and parasites from the skin, fur, or feathers of (another animal).
4. To prepare, as for a specific position or purpose: groom an employee for advancement.
5. Sports To prepare (terrain) for participants in a sport, as by packing down new snow and leveling moguls for skiers.
v.intr.
To care for one's appearance.

[Middle English grom. N., sense 2, short for bridegroom.]

groom′er n.

groomed

(ɡruːmd; ɡrʊmd)
adj
clean and tidy in appearance, clothes, etc. See also well-groomed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.groomed - neat and smart in appearance; well cared for; "the manager was a beautifully groomed young man"; "his horse was always groomed"
tidy - marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"
ungroomed - not neat and smart in appearance; "he was wrinkled and ungroomed, with a two-day beard"; "ungroomed hair"
Translations

groomed

[ˈgruːmd ˈgrʊmd] adj
to be perfectly groomed → être très soigné(e) de sa personne well groomed
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Short-haired cats only need to be groomed once a week, with a fine-toothed metal comb and a natural-bristle or rubber brush.
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Her novel study of infant-touching etiquette in the vervets and mangabeys adds them to the short list of animals known to have "markets" for baby fondling: Moms must be groomed for a sufficient time before they let the groomer touch the baby.
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The centre is building a grooming training school where people can have their dogs bathed and groomed or enrol on a course to gain grooming qualifications.
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