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manicure

[ man-i-kyoor ]
/ 藞m忙n 瑟藢ky蕣蓹r /
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noun
a cosmetic treatment of the hands and fingernails, including trimming and polishing of the nails and removing cuticles.
verb (used with object), man路i路cured, man路i路cur路ing.
to take care of (the hands and fingernails); apply manicure treatment to.
to trim or cut meticulously: to manicure a lawn.
verb (used without object), man路i路cured, man路i路cur路ing.
to give a manicure.
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Origin of manicure

1875鈥80; <French <Latin mani- (combining form of manus hand) + c奴ra care

OTHER WORDS FROM manicure

un路man路i路cured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for manicure

manicure
/ (藞m忙n瑟藢kj蕣蓹) /

noun
care of the hands and fingernails, involving shaping the nails, removing cuticles, etc
another word for manicurist
verb
to care for (the hands and fingernails) in this way
(tr) to trim neatly

Word Origin for manicure

C19: from French, from Latin manus hand + c奴ra care
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