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aesthetician

[ es-thi-tish-uhnor, especially British, ees- ]

noun

  1. Sometimes esthetician. a person who is versed in aesthetics, the branch of philosophy dealing with such notions as the beautiful, the ugly, the sublime, the comic, etc., as applicable to the fine arts, with a view to establishing the meaning and validity of critical judgments concerning works of art, and the principles underlying or justifying such judgments.
  2. Usually esthetician. a person trained to administer facials, advise customers on makeup and the care of skin and hair, etc.: Compare beautician ( def 1 ).

    That new aesthetician gave me a great facial;

    I swear I look 10 years younger.

    Synonyms: facialist



aesthetician

/ ˌɛs-; ˌiːsθɪˈtɪʃən /

noun

  1. a student of aesthetics
  2. another name for beauty therapist


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Word History and Origins

Origin of aesthetician1

First recorded in 1825–30 aesthetician fordef 1 and in 1965–70 aesthetician fordef 2; aesthetic + -ian; -ician

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Example Sentences

In the novella, a young aesthetician named Momo dresses her clients in artificial skins that track their personal data and shield them from the elements.

Catherine Taylor was laid off last March from a Colorado Springs salon, where she worked as an aesthetician when the pandemic sparked mass shutdowns.

Combarieu, the French aesthetician, defines music as "the art of thinking in tones."

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