face-lift

noun

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
face-lift transitive verb

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of face-lift was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Face-lift.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/face-lift. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

face-lift

noun
ˈfā-ˌslift
1
: plastic surgery on the face and neck to remove defects and imperfections (as wrinkles or sagging skin)
2
: an alteration, restoration, or remodeling (as of a building) intended especially to make more modern
face-lift verb

Medical Definition

facelift

noun
face·​lift
variants or face lift or face-lift
ˈfā-ˌslift
: plastic surgery on the face and neck to remove defects and imperfections (as wrinkles or sagging skin) typical of aging

called also rhytidectomy

face-lift transitive verb

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