cellulite

noun
cel·​lu·​lite | \ ˈsel-yə-ˌlīt How to pronounce cellulite (audio) , -ˌlēt How to pronounce cellulite (audio) \

Definition of cellulite

: deposits of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue (as in the thighs, hips, and buttocks) that give a puckered and dimpled appearance to the skin surface

Examples of cellulite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other female workers follow suit, and soon the women are joyfully comparing stretch marks and cellulite while Carmen seethes. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2021 It can be used to reduce fat pockets and cellulite. Angela Lei, Forbes, 2 June 2021 The completely noninvasive treatment works to reduce cellulite in just one session—and in just one hour. Katie Intner, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 May 2021 This will exfoliate, unclog pores, reduce cellulite, improve blood circulation, and stimulate the lymphatic system while giving you softer and smoother skin. Chris Hachey, BGR, 6 July 2021 That’s because cellulite, besides being pervasive and persistent, is also complicated. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, 2 July 2021 Proponents claim that whole-body cryotherapy can reduce inflammation, speed recovery from workouts, burn hundreds of calories, improve the appearance of cellulite, and even help with stress and anxiety. Korin Miller, Health.com, 1 July 2021 The album-which includes a topless photo of Graham the end-also shows other women who have tagged Graham in their own photos showing stretch marks, cellulite, and more. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, 21 June 2021 Best of all, perhaps, is the new NuEra Tight cellulite and fat-blasting treatment, of which there are only five in the world. Lela London, Forbes, 7 June 2021

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First Known Use of cellulite

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cellulite

French, literally, accumulation of subcutaneous fat, cellulitis, from cellule cell + -ite -itis

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“Cellulite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellulite. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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cellulite

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cellulite

: fat that is close to the surface of the skin and that makes the skin slightly bumpy

cellulite

noun
cel·​lu·​lite | \ ˈsel-yə-ˌlīt How to pronounce cellulite (audio) , -ˌlēt How to pronounce cellulite (audio) \

Medical Definition of cellulite

: deposits of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue (as in the thighs, hips, and buttocks) that give a puckered and dimpled appearance to the skin surface

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