Meaning of COSMETIC in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ kɒzmetɪk ]
Cosmetics are substances such as lipstick or powder, which people put on their face to make themselves look more attractive.
N-COUNT : usu pl
If you describe measures or changes as cosmetic , you mean they improve the appearance of a situation or thing but do not change its basic nature, and you are usually implying that they are inadequate.
It is a cosmetic measure which will do nothing to help the situation long term...
ADJ [ disapproval ]
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006