Significado de “cosmetic” - Diccionario inglés

cosmetic en inglés británico

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uk /kɒzˈmet.ɪk/ us /kɑːzˈmet̬.ɪk/
cosmetics [ plural ]

substances that you put on your face or body that are intended to improve your appearance:

We sell a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries at a very reasonable price.


uk /kɒzˈmet.ɪk/ us /kɑːzˈmet̬.ɪk/

cosmetic adjective (NOT REAL)

disapproving Corrective changes, etc. are intended to make you believe that something is better when, really, the problem has not been solved:

They were offered a few cosmetic improvements to their working conditions, but nothing of significance.

cosmetic adjective (IMPROVING)

[ before noun ] used to refer to substances or treatments that are intended to improve your appearance:

a cosmetic cream
adverb uk /kɒzˈmet.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /kɑːzˈmet̬.ɪ.kəl.i/

(Definición de cosmetic de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

cosmetic en inglés americano

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us /kɑzˈmet̬·ɪk/

(esp. of changes and improvements) intended to improve the appearance of something without changing its basic structure; superficial:

Whether the change is more cosmetic than concrete is a matter of opinion.

(Definición de cosmetic de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

cosmetic en inglés de negocios

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cosmeticnoun [ C, usually plural ]

uk /kɒzˈmetɪk/ us

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.


uk /kɒzˈmetɪk/ us

used to describe a small change, etc. that is made in order to make something seem better than it was before, and that does not really affect its basic character:

We are committed to addressing the root causes of our problems rather than making only short-term cosmetic changes.

relating to a substance or treatment that is used to improve someone's appearance:

The popularity of cosmetic surgery continues to soar.

(Definición de cosmetic de Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)