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.
Origin of manicure
1875–80; < French < Latin mani- (combining form of manus hand) + cūra care
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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 + cūra care
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1889, from manicure (n.). Related: Manicured; manicuring.
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