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English definition of “cosmetic”

cosmetic

noun [C, usually plural]
 
 
/kɒzˈmetɪk/
a cream or other substance that you put on your skin, hair, etc. in order to improve its appearance: Europe is the world's largest market for cosmetics. cosmetics industry/retailer, etc. The cosmetics industry has remained strong during the recession.
(Definition of cosmetic noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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