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.

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

Origin of cosmeticize

First recorded in 1815–25; cosmetic + -ize
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