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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cosmetic  \Cos*met"ic\  (k?z-m?t"?k),  Cosmetical  \Cos*met"ic*al\ 
  (-?-kal),  a.  [Gr.  kosmitiko`s  skilled  in  decorating,  fr 
  ko`smos  order  ornament:  cf  F.  cosm['e]tique.  See  {Cosmos}.] 
  Imparting  or  improving  beauty,  particularly  the  beauty  of  the 
  complexion;  as  a  cosmetical  preparation. 
 
  First  robed  in  white,  the  nymph  intent  adores,  With 
  head  uncovered,  the  cosmetic  powers.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cosmetic  \Cos*met"ic\,  n. 
  Any  external  application  intended  to  beautify  and  improve  the 
  complexion. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cosmetic 
  adj  1:  serving  an  esthetic  rather  than  a  useful  purpose;  "cosmetic 
  fenders  on  cars";  "the  buildings  were  utilitarian 
  rather  than  decorative"  [syn:  {decorative},  {ornamental}] 
  2:  serving  an  aesthetic  purpose  in  beautifying  the  body; 
  "cosmetic  surgery";  "enhansive  makeup"  [syn:  {enhancive}] 
  n  :  a  preparation  designed  to  beautify  the  body  [syn:  {cosmetics}] 




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