noun a toiletry designed to beautify the body
adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
- cosmetic fenders on cars
- the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative
adjective satellite serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body
- cosmetic surgery
- enhansive makeup
Cos*met"ic, Cos*met"ic*al adjective
skilled in decorating, fr. ko`smos
order, ornament: cf. F. cosmétique
. See Cosmos
- Imparting or improving beauty, particularly the beauty of the complexion; as, a cosmetical preparation.
First, robed in white, the nymph intent adores,
With head uncovered, the cosmetic powers.
- Any external application intended to beautify and improve the complexion.
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