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noun a combination cosmetic and pharmaceutical product, such as anti-wrinkle cream and sunscreen Word Origin cosme(tic) + (pharma)ceutical
[koz-met-ik] /kɒzˈmɛt ɪk/ noun 1. a powder, lotion, lipstick, rouge, or other preparation for beautifying the face, skin, hair, nails, etc. 2. cosmetics, superficial measures to make something appear better, more attractive, or more impressive: The budget committee opted for cosmetics instead of a serious urban renewal plan. adjective 3. serving to beautify; imparting or […]
[koz-mi-tish-uh n] /ˌkɒz mɪˈtɪʃ ən/ noun 1. a person who manufactures or sells . 2. a person professionally engaged in the application of . /ˌkɒzmɪˈtɪʃən/ noun 1. a person who makes, sells, or applies cosmetics
[koz-met-uh-sahyz] /kɒzˈmɛt əˌsaɪz/ verb (used with object), cosmeticized, cosmeticizing. 1. to improve superficially; cause to seem better or more attractive.