Meaning of COSMETIC in English

COSMETIC

I. adjective Etymology: Greek kosmētikos skilled in adornment, from kosmein to arrange, adorn, from kosmos order Date: 1638 of, relating to, or making for beauty especially of the complexion ; beautifying , done or made for the sake of appearance: as, correcting defects especially of the face , decorative , ornamental , not substantive ; superficial , visually appealing, ~ally adverb II. noun Date: 1650 something that is ~: as, a ~ preparation for external use, superficial features

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