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manicure

[ man-i-kyoor ]
/ ˈmæn ɪˌkyʊər /
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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·i·cured, man·i·cur·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·i·cured, man·i·cur·ing.

to give a manicure.

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Origin of manicure

1875–80; <French <Latin mani- (combining form of manus hand) + cūra care
un·man·i·cured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for manicure

manicure
/ (ˈmænɪˌkjʊə) /

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
C19: from French, from Latin manus hand + cūra care
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