Definition of toner in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊnə/


1An astringent liquid applied to the skin to reduce oiliness and improve its condition: if your skin is oily, use a gentle toner [mass noun]: cleanse your face and take off any residue with toner
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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.
2A 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.
3A black or coloured powder used in xerographic copying processes: a high-definition toner for colour photocopying machines [mass noun]: the printer needs paper or toner [as modifier]: the toner cartridge
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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.
3.1 [usually with adjective or noun modifier] A chemical bath for changing the colour 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.

Words that rhyme with toner

Arizona, Barcelona, condoner, corona, Cremona, Desdemona, donor, Fiona, groaner, Iona, Jonah, kroner, Leona, loaner, loner, moaner, Mona, owner, Pamplona, persona, postponer, Ramona, stoner, Valona, Verona, Winona

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