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Definition of 'cosmetic'


  1. a toiletry designed to beautify the body


  1. serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"
       Synonyms: decorative ornamental
  2. serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body; "cosmetic surgery"; "enhansive makeup"
       Synonyms: enhancive

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