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  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.