Definition of Botox in English:

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Botox

Pronunciation: /ˈbōtäks/

noun

trademark A drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin, used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles.
Example sentences
  • Some physicians are using Botox to treat facial wrinkles that aren't caused by frowning.
  • Introduced here in 1994, Botox is injected to paralyse the muscles in the forehead, round the eyes or in the neck.
  • The Botox gets rid of wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that contract and crease the skin.

Derivatives

Botoxed

adjective
Example sentences
  • Some people love the facelift for such touches as the swirling tile time line that portrays the town's history, while others feel that their beach town has been Botoxed.
  • The brow may be Botoxed, but the spirit is unbowed.
  • Maybe I can get Botoxed or have my lips injected or something.

Origin

1990s: from bo(tulinum) tox(in).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Bo·tox

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