cosmeticize

[koz-met-uh-sahyz]

verb (used with object), cos·met·i·cized, cos·met·i·ciz·ing.

to improve superficially; cause to seem better or more attractive.

Nearby words

  1. cosla,
  2. cosm-,
  3. cosmetic,
  4. cosmetic surgery,
  5. cosmetician,
  6. cosmetics,
  7. cosmetize,
  8. cosmetologist,
  9. cosmetology,
  10. cosmic

Also especially British, cos·met·i·cise.

Origin of cosmeticize

First recorded in 1815–25; cosmetic + -ize

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