beau·​ti·​fy·​ing ˈbyü-tə-ˌfī-iŋ How to pronounce beautifying (audio)
: serving or intended to make someone or something more attractive or beautiful
a beautifying lotion/treatment
To ensure that everything does indeed look good, the Orentreichs offer a full menu of beautifying procedures: peels, laser resurfacing, Botox, sclerotherapy, protein injections …Vogue
It evidently surpassed his majesty's comprehension how any sober-minded and sensible individual could entertain the least possible objection to so beautifying an operation [i.e., tattooing].Herman Melville

Examples of beautifying in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The viral beautifying filter uses machine learning technology to edit users’ facial features in photographs and video, sculpting cheekbones, smoothing out skin and brightening eyes, all with unsettling realism. Flo Cornall, CNN, 15 May 2023 Roughly 21% of Americans of any gender have reported using beautifying filters on their photos before posting their images to a social media profile, according to a 2021 Consumer Reports study. Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 15 Mar. 2023 Since Mayan times, honey has played an important role in wellness in Mexico and is famous for both its beautifying and restorative qualities. Rana Good, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beautifying was in 1601

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“Beautifying.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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