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Adjective: cosmetic  kóz'me-tik
  1. Serving an aesthetic rather than a useful purpose
    "cosmetic fenders on cars";
    - decorative, ornamental
  2. Serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body
    "cosmetic surgery";
    - enhancive
Noun: cosmetic  kóz'me-tik
  1. A toiletry designed to beautify the body

Derived forms: cosmetics

See also: aesthetic, aesthetical, esthetic [US], esthetical [US], nonfunctional

Type of: toilet articles, toiletry

Encyclopedia: Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association