facial

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Etymology[edit]

Early 17th century, borrowed from Medieval Latin faciālis (face-to-face, direct, open), from faciēs (form, configuration, figure; face, visage, countenance) +‎ -ālis (-al, adjectival suffix).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfeɪ.ʃəl/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃəl

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facial (not comparable)

  1. (relational) Of or affecting the face.
  2. (medicine, relational) Concerned with or used in improving the appearance of the face.
  3. (transferred sense, law) (of a law or regulation validity) On its face; as it appears (as opposed to, as it is applied).
    The facial constitutionality of the law is in question.

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facial (plural facials)

  1. (medicine) A personal care beauty treatment which involves cleansing and moisturizing of the human face.
  2. (film) A kind of early silent film focusing on the facial expressions of the actor.
    • 2004, Simon Popple; Joe Kember, Early Cinema: From Factory Gate to Dream Factory[But in facials, moving picture technology also enabled an exaggeration of this performance tradition, bringing a new emphasis to the details [] ], page 92:
  3. (slang, sports) (in some contact sports) A foul play which involves one player hitting another in the face.
  4. (slang, sex) A sex act of male ejaculation onto another person's face.
    He gave his wife a creamy facial.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin faciālis.

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facial (masculine and feminine plural facials)

  1. facial
    músculs facials
    facial muscles

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin faciālis.

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facial (feminine singular faciale, masculine plural faciaux, feminine plural faciales)

  1. facial

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin faciālis.

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facial m or f (plural faciais, comparable)

  1. facial (of the face)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French facial

Adjective[edit]

facial m or n (feminine singular facială, masculine plural faciali, feminine and neuter plural faciale)

  1. facial

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin faciālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /faˈθjal/, [faˈθjal]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /faˈsjal/, [faˈsjal]

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facial (plural faciales)

  1. facial

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