face-lift

noun
\ ˈfās-ˌlift How to pronounce face-lift (audio) \

Definition of face-lift

1 : plastic surgery on the face and neck to remove defects and imperfections (such as wrinkles or sagging skin) typical of aging
2 : an alteration, restoration, or restyling (as of a building) intended especially to modernize

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face-lift transitive verb

First Known Use of face-lift

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Face-lift.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/face-lift. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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face-lift

noun
How to pronounce face-lift (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of face-lift

: surgery to make a person's face look younger (such as by removing wrinkles)
: changes made to something to make it more attractive or modern

facelift

noun
face·​lift | \ ˈfā-ˌslift \
variants: or face-lift also face-lifting \ -​ˌslif-​tiŋ How to pronounce face-lifting (audio) \

Medical Definition of facelift

: plastic surgery on the face and neck to remove defects and imperfections (as wrinkles or sagging skin) typical of aging

called also rhytidectomy

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face-lift transitive verb

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