February 08, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
cosmetic /kɑzˈmɛtɪk/ noun
cosmetic
/kɑzˈmɛtɪk/
noun

plural cosmetics

The woman is shopping for lipstick and other cosmetics.
The woman is shopping for lipstick and other cosmetics.
Learner's definition of COSMETIC

[count]

: a substance (such as a cream, lotion, or powder) that you put on your face or body to improve your appearance

  • Use a cosmetic to hide the scar.

— usually plural

  • lipstick, nail polish, and other cosmetics

  • shopping for cosmetics [=makeup]

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