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face-lift

or face·lift

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

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
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Related Words for facelift

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British Dictionary definitions for facelift

face-lift

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

n.

also face-lift, 1934, from face-lifting (1922); see face (n.) + lift.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

facelift in Medicine

face-lift

(fāslĭft′)
n.
  1. Plastic surgery to remove facial wrinkles, sagging skin, fat deposits, or other visible signs of aging for cosmetic purposes.rhytidectomy rhytidoplasty
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