Definition of toner in English:


Syllabification: ton·er
Pronunciation: /ˈtōnər


1An astringent liquid applied to the skin to reduce oiliness and improve its condition.
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  • Essential oils can be used in making homemade lotions, facial toners, shampoos, perfumes, soaps, shower gels, and other natural products.
  • Alcohol-based astringents and toners can make skin even drier.
  • Choose a toner appropriate for your skin type, and look for toners without alcohol, colors or artificial fragrance.
1.1 [with modifier] A device or exercise for making a specified part of the body firmer and stronger: a tummy toner
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  • The facility also includes a sauna, running machines, exercise bikes, steppers and a selection of weights and toners.
  • But there is a drawback for those hoping it's possible to shape up without punishing gym sessions, simply by relaxing in front of the television while a toner does all the work.
2A black or colored powder used in xerographic copying processes.
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  • Mono printers generally use a single photocopier-type cartridge of black powdered toner.
  • I was doing a large amount of photocopying in the last half of my day at the software company, and the photocopier ran out of toner.
  • Coloured inks are more expensive than black toner and colour printers use powder, liquid or solid inks depending on the printing process.
2.1 [usually with adjective or noun modifier] A chemical bath for changing the color or shade of a photographic print, especially as specified: sepia or blue toners
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  • After toning in sepia or brown toner, treat prints for 2 to 5 minutes in working solution.
  • This is definitely a factor in the final print color, even after toning in selenium and brown toner.
  • Selenium remains the most popular toner among fine art photographers.

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