Meaning of “airbrush” in the English Dictionary

"airbrush" in British English

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airbrushnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈeə.brʌʃ/ us /ˈer.brʌʃ/

airbrushverb [ T ]

uk /ˈeə.brʌʃ/ us /ˈer.brʌʃ/

to use an airbrush to cover or improve the appearance of something:

pictures of airbrushed models
It's so obvious in the photo that her wrinkles have been airbrushed out (= removed from the photograph with an airbrush).

to represent something as being different from how it really is:

It's almost as if the revolutionary leaders have been airbrushed out of history (= ignored by the official version of history ).

(Definition of “airbrush” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)