beautifying

adjective
beau·​ti·​fy·​ing | \ ˈbyü-tə-ˌfī-iŋ How to pronounce beautifying (audio) \

Definition of beautifying

: 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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of beautifying

1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Beautifying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beautifying. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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