facial

[fey-shuh l]
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adjective

of the face: facial expression.
for the face: a facial cream.

noun

a treatment to beautify the face.

Nearby words

  1. facetely,
  2. facetiae,
  3. facetious,
  4. faceup,
  5. facia,
  6. facial angle,
  7. facial artery,
  8. facial axis,
  9. facial bone,
  10. facial canal

Origin of facial

1600–10; 1910–15 for def 3; < Medieval Latin faciālis. See face, -al1

Related formsfa·cial·ist, nounfa·cial·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for facially

facial

adjective

of or relating to the face

noun

a beauty treatment for the face, involving cleansing, massage, and cosmetic packs
Derived Formsfacially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for facially

facial

adj.

c.1600, "face to face," from French facial, from Medieval Latin facialis "of the face," from facies (see face (n.)). Meaning "of the face" is from 1818. The noun meaning "beauty treatment for the face" is from 1914, American English.

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Medicine definitions for facially

facial

[fāshəl]

adj.

Relating to the face.

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