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facelift

or face-lift

[ feys-lift ]
/ ˈfeɪsˌlɪft /
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noun Sometimes face·lift·ing, face-lift·ing .
plastic surgery on the face for elevating sagging tissues and eliminating wrinkles and other signs of age; rhytidectomy.
a renovation or restyling, as of a room or building, intended to give an attractive, more up-to-date appearance.
verb (used with object)
to perform a surgical facelift upon.
to renovate or restyle in order to give a fresher, more modern appearance: Our old offices have been facelifted with new furniture, rugs, and plants.
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Origin of facelift

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for facelift

face-lift

noun
a cosmetic surgical operation for tightening sagging skin and smoothing unwanted wrinkles on the face
any improvement or renovation, as of a building, etc
verb
(tr) to improve the appearance of, as by a face-lift
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