Cos*met"ic (k?z-m?t"?k), Cos*met"ic*al (-?-kal), a. [Gr. kosmitiko`s skilled in decorating, fr. ko`smos order, ornament: cf. F. cosm'etique. See Cosmos.]

Imparting or improving beauty, particularly the beauty of the complexion; as, a cosmetical preparation.

First, robed in white, the nymph intent adores, With head uncovered, the cosmetic powers. Pope.


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Cos*met"ic, n.

Any external application intended to beautify and improve the complexion.


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