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a preparation used as eye makeup: She accented her eyes with kohl.
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A cosmetic preparation, such as powdered antimony sulfide, used especially in the Middle East to darken the rims of the eyelids.
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(Clothing & Fashion) a cosmetic powder used, originally esp in Muslim and Asian countries, to darken the area around the eyes. It is usually powdered antimony sulphide
[C18: from Arabic kohl; see alcohol]
(Biography) Helmut (ˈhɛlmuːt). born 1930, German statesman: chancellor of West Germany (1982–90) and of Germany (1990–98)
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a dark powder, as finely powdered antimony sulfide, used as an eyeliner or eyeshadow.
[1790–1800; < Arabic]
Helmut, born 1930, chancellor of West Germany 1982–90; chancellor of Germany 1990–98.
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kohl- A powder used to darken the eyes, it is from ancient Arabic and Egyptian times.
See also related terms for powder.
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|Noun||1.||kohl - a cosmetic preparation used by women in Egypt and Arabia to darken the edges of their eyelids|
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