cosmetics

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French cosmétique, from Ancient Greek κοσμητική (kosmētikḗ, the art of dress and ornament), κοσμητικός (kosmētikós), from κοσμητής (kosmētḗs, orderer, director, decorator), from κοσμέω (kosméō, to order, to arrange, to rule, to adorn, to equip, to dress, to embellish).

Noun[edit]

cosmetics (uncountable)

  1. Preparations applied externally to change or enhance the beauty of skin, hair, nails, lips, and eyes.
  2. The study of such products.

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