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1. A red or pink cosmetic for coloring the cheeks or lips.
2. A reddish powder, chiefly ferric oxide, used to polish metals or glass.
v. rouged, roug·ing, roug·es
1. To put rouge onto: rouged her cheeks.
2. To color or prettify as if with a facial cosmetic: "Their job is to rouge up the war ... to turn the horror into cheering press releases" (Richard Corliss).
To use rouge.
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a red powder, used as a cosmetic for adding redness to the cheeks
2. (Elements & Compounds) short for jeweller's rouge
(Clothing & Fashion) to apply rouge to
[C18: from French: red, from Latin rubeus]
n., v. rouged, roug•ing. n.
1. any of various red cosmetics for coloring the cheeks or lips.
2. a reddish powder, chiefly ferric oxide, used for polishing metal, glass, etc.v.t.
3. to color with rouge.
4. to cause to blush.v.i.
5. to use rouge.
[1475–85; < French: red < Latin rubeus; akin to red]
rouge- Rouge can also be called paint.
See also related terms for paint.
Past participle: rouged
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|Noun||1.||rouge - makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks|
|Verb||1.||rouge - redden by applying rouge to; "she rouged her cheeks"|
make up - apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier; "She makes herself up every morning"