Definición de cosmetic en inglés:

cosmetic

Saltos de línea: cos|met¦ic
Pronunciación: /kɒzˈmɛtɪk
 
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adjetivo

  • 1Relating to treatment intended to restore or improve a person’s appearance: cosmetic surgery
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    • Reconstructive surgery corrects defects or restores function, while cosmetic surgery enhances or improves a person's normal appearance.
    • You've thought about having cosmetic nose surgery, but you're unsure if this procedure is for you.
    • Most cosmetic plastic surgeries are paid upfront by the patient.
    Sinónimos
    beautifying, improving, non-medical; non-essential, inessential, not required, gratuitous, optional
  • 1.1Serving to improve the appearance of the body, especially the face: cosmetic creams
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    • Confidence in one's own body, going beyond cosmetic appearance, is necessary for this.
    • Their offerings run the whole spectrum, edibles, medicinals, but most important from a cottage industry perspective, the body care and cosmetic market.
    • However, body kits are merely cosmetic alterations.
    Sinónimos
  • 2Affecting only the appearance of something rather than its substance: the reform package was merely a cosmetic exercise
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    • We are concerned that this might be a cosmetic exercise rather than dealing with the real issues.
    • Most of the damage is cosmetic rather than structural, but many hotels may not reopen until the end of the year when the busy Christmas season starts.
    • The agenda set by those who participated struck me as a desire for a more cosmetic makeover rather than a radical change for newspapers to make them more relevant to all ages.
    Sinónimos

sustantivo

(usually cosmetics) Volver al principio  
  • A preparation applied to the body, especially the face, to improve its appearance: the range covers everything from the latest cosmetics to skin and hair care
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    • Castor oil is also used in the preparation of cosmetics, especially kajal and lipsticks.
    • A valuable medicinal tree, it is also used in the preparation of most herbal cosmetics.
    • Recycled liquid fuel is made from liquids created in the manufacture of everyday products like paint and cosmetics.
    Sinónimos
    make-up, beauty products, beauty aids
    informal warpaint, face paint, paint, slap
    rare maquillage

Derivativos

cosmetically

adverbio
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  • Essential oils will penetrate to the epidermis (bottom layer of skin) to exert their beneficial effects, and work cosmetically to help slow the aging process.
  • During its operation as a function centre, night spot and disco, it has been looked after cosmetically, but beneath the surface expensive restoration work is necessary.
  • As always, extreme makeover or not, if you're not happy with who you are on the inside, cosmetically changing the outside will never make up for it.

Origen

early 17th century (as a noun denoting the art of beautifying the body): from French cosmétique, from Greek kosmētikos, from kosmein 'arrange or adorn', from kosmos 'order or adornment'.

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