Definition of cosmetic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    cosmetic

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//kɑzˈmɛt̮ɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1improving only the outside appearance of something and not its basic character These reforms are not merely cosmetic. She dismissed the plan as a cosmetic exercise to win votes.
  2. 2connected with medical treatment that is intended to improve a person's appearance cosmetic surgery cosmetic dental work
  3. cosmetically
     
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  4. NAmE//kɑzˈmɛt̮ɪkli//
     
    adverb
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