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facial

Syllabification: fa·cial
Pronunciation: /ˈfāSHəl
 
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Definition of facial in English:

adjective

Of or affecting the face: facial expressions
More example sentences
  • Nobody knows why some people should be affected by facial blushing so severe that it blights their lives.
  • The earlier Door Gods were depicted with fearful facial features and expressions.
  • With a wide range or regional accents and facial expressions for each joke, Omid really did bring the house down.

noun

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A beauty treatment for the face.
Example sentences
  • Beauty treatments range from facials, nails, massage, bodywraps and waxing thus providing the perfect preparation for a bride to prepare in every way for her wedding day.
  • The spas will give teenage girls a place to go for a day of pampering, including manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and skin care classes.
  • Avoid any type of skin trauma this week, such as waxing, laser treatments, microdermabrasion and facials.

Origin

early 17th century (as a theological term meaning 'face to face, open'): from medieval Latin facialis, from facies (see face). The current sense of the adjective dates from the early 19th century.

Derivatives

facially

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adverb
Example sentences
  • As the Titles of Nobility Clause recognizes, the social message of facially discriminatory laws that separate some out as superiors and other as inferiors is a wrong that it is proper for the Constitution to forbid.
  • When I was 14, I discovered a club at school called Operation Smile, an organization that sponsors free surgery for facially deformed kids in developing countries.
  • Officers are now urgently trying to identify the victims, to protect them from further abuse, with the help of a special computer system, which facially maps them and adds them to a database to show whether they have been used elsewhere.

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