Botox

1 of 2

trademark

Bo·​tox ˈbō-ˌtäks How to pronounce Botox (audio)
used for a preparation of botulinum toxin

Botox

2 of 2

verb

variants or botox
Botoxed or botoxed; Botoxing or botoxing

transitive verb

: to inject botulinum toxin into (part of the body and especially part of the face) especially for cosmetic purposes (as to minimize wrinkles)
… has considered botoxing her forehead between her eyes.Rebecca Mead
And like thousands of other women who have been Botoxed and were pleased with the results, she's pursuing new and better ways of using a syringe to erase the other signs of aging on her face.Unmesh Kher

Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1994, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Botox was in 1994

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Cite this Entry

“Botox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Botox. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

Botox

1 of 2 trademark
Bo·​tox
ˈbō-ˌtäks
used for a preparation of botulinum toxin type A

Botox

2 of 2 transitive verb
: to inject botulinum toxin into (part of the body and especially part of the face) usually for cosmetic purposes (as to minimize wrinkles)
And like thousands of other women who have been Botoxed and were pleased with the results, she's pursuing new and better ways of using a syringe to erase the other signs of aging on her face.Unmesh Kher, Time
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