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cos·met·ic

 (kŏz-mĕt′ĭk)
n.
1. A preparation, such as powder or a skin cream, designed to beautify the body by direct application.
2. Something superficial that is used to cover a deficiency or defect.
adj.
1. Serving to beautify the body, especially the face and hair.
2. Serving to modify or improve the appearance of a bodily feature, defect, or irregularity: cosmetic therapy.
3.
a. Decorative rather than functional: cosmetic fenders on cars.
b. Lacking depth or significance; superficial: made a few cosmetic changes when she took over the company.

[French cosmétique, from Greek kosmētikos, skilled in arranging, from kosmētos, well-ordered, from kosmein, to arrange, from kosmos, order.]

cos·met′i·cal·ly adv.

cosmetic

(kɒzˈmɛtɪk)
n
any preparation applied to the body, esp the face, with the intention of beautifying it
adj
1. serving or designed to beautify the body, esp the face
2. having no other function than to beautify: cosmetic illustrations in a book.
3. derogatory designed to cover up a greater flaw or deficiency; superficial: their resignation is a cosmetic exercise.
[C17: from Greek kosmētikos, from kosmein to arrange, from kosmos order]
cosˈmetically adv
cosˌmetiˈcology n

cos•met•ic

(kɒzˈmɛt ɪk)

n.
1. a powder, lotion, cream, or other preparation for beautifying the face, skin, hair, nails, etc.
2. cosmetics, superficial measures to make something seem better than it is.
adj.
3. serving to impart or improve beauty, esp. of the face: cosmetic surgery.
4. used or done superficially to make something seem better than it is.
[1595–1605; < Greek kosmētikós relating to adornment =kosmēt(ós), v. adj. of kosmeîn to order, adorn, derivative of kósmos order, adornment + -ikos -ic]
cos•met′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cosmetic - a toiletry designed to beautify the bodycosmetic - a toiletry designed to beautify the body
depilator, epilator, depilatory - a cosmetic for temporary removal of undesired hair
highlighter - a cosmetic used to highlight the eyes or cheekbones
makeup, make-up, war paint - cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
nail enamel, nail polish, nail varnish - a cosmetic lacquer that dries quickly and that is applied to the nails to color them or make them shiny
pencil - a cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face; "an eyebrow pencil"
toilet articles, toiletry - artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)
Adj.1.cosmetic - serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"
nonfunctional - not having or performing a function
2.cosmetic - serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body; "cosmetic surgery"; "enhansive makeup"
aesthetical, esthetic, esthetical, aesthetic - concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste; "the aesthetic faculties"; "an aesthetic person"; "aesthetic feeling"; "the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success"

cosmetic

adjective superficial, surface, touching-up, nonessential It is a cosmetic measure which will not help the situation in the long run.
Translations
تَجْميلـيمُسْتَحْضَـر تَجْمـيـل
kosmetickýkosmetický prostředek
kosmetikkosmetisk
kozmetikaikozmetikai szer
fegrunar-snyrtivara
kosmetikakosmetikos specialistaskosmetinis
kozmetickýkozmetický prostriedok
ličilo
güzelleştiricikozmetikmakyaj malzemesi

cosmetic

[kɒzˈmetɪk]
A. ADJcosmético
the changes are merely cosmetic (fig) → los cambios son puramente cosméticos
B. N (often pl) → cosmético m
C. CPD cosmetic preparation Ncosmético m
cosmetic surgery Ncirugía f estética

cosmetic

[kɒzˈmɛtɪk]
nproduit m de beauté, cosmétique m cosmetics
nplcosmétiques mpl
adj
[product, preparation] → cosmétique
(= superficial) [reforms] → superficiel(le); [measure] → symboliquecosmetic surgery nchirurgie f esthétique

cosmetic

adj (lit, fig)kosmetisch
nKosmetikum nt, → Schönheitspflegemittel nt

cosmetic

[kɒzˈmɛtɪk]
1. adj (preparation) → cosmetico/a; (surgery) → estetico/a (fig) (reforms) → solo apparente

cosmetic

(kozˈmetik) adjective
designed to increase the beauty and hide the defects of something, especially the face. She had cosmetic surgery to improve the shape of her nose.
noun
a preparation for this purpose. She's quite pretty – she does not need to wear so many cosmetics (= lipstick, eye-shadow etc).
cosmetician (ˈkozmətiʃən) noun

cos·met·ic

n. cosmético;
a. cósmetico-a.

cosmetic

adj & n cosmético
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