Definition of cosmetically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kɒzˈmetɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kɑːzˈmetɪkli//
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  1. 1in a way that improves only the outside appearance of something and not its basic character Supermarkets offer the same cosmetically perfect foods, from apples to cheese.
  2. 2in a way that is connected with medical treatment that is intended to improve a person's appearance a cosmetically altered body