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  1. present participle of beautify


beautifying (uncountable)

  1. The action of the verb to beautify.
    Synonym: beautification



beautifying (comparative more beautifying, superlative most beautifying)

  1. That beautifies; tending to make beautiful.
    • 1695, Henry Killigrew (translator), Epigrams of Martial, London: Henry Bonwicke, Book 5, Epigram 32, pp. 117-118,[1]
      When thou present’st me, Gellia, with an Hare,
      Marcus, thou say’st, ’twill make the seven Days fair.
      If Hare be such a beautifying Meat,
      Thou ne’er of one in all thy Life didst eat.
    • 1846, Herman Melville, chapter 30, in Typee[2], London: John Murray, published 1847, page 243:
      It evidently surpassed his majesty’s comprehension how any sober-minded and sensible individual could entertain the least possible objection to so beautifying an operation [i.e. being tattooed].
    • 1979, Nathan Pritikin and Patrick M. McGrady, The Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise, New York: Bantam, 1980, Part 2, Chapter 13, p. 74,[3]
      [] I have found exercise far more beautifying than any surgical face-lift.