facial

adjective
fa·​cial | \ ˈfā-shəl How to pronounce facial (audio) \

Definition of facial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to the face facial expressions
2 : concerned with or used in improving the appearance of the face

facial

noun

Definition of facial (Entry 2 of 2)

: a treatment to improve the condition or appearance of the facial skin

Other Words from facial

Adjective

facially \ ˈfā-​shə-​lē How to pronounce facial (audio) \ adverb

Examples of facial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective According to a county news release, all Carroll Transit drivers and riders must continue to follow the Transportation Security Administrations orders requiring a mask or facial covering to board a CTS vehicle, regardless of vaccination status. Madison Bateman, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 3 Nov. 2021 The ordinance would require anyone over the age of 2 to wear a mask or facial covering while indoors in public settings or outdoors at large crowded public events. Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN, 1 Oct. 2021 Please be aware that no one may enter the vaccination room without wearing a mask or facial covering and using hand sanitizer upon entering will be required. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 16 Sep. 2021 District officials agreed to exempt their children from wearing a facial covering -- but then made a different ask. Trisha Powell Crain | Tcrain@al.com, al, 12 Aug. 2021 Arizona State University changed its mask policy on Friday, encouraging a facial covering inside university buildings, according to a statement released by the university. Michael Donohue, The Arizona Republic, 31 July 2021 Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World in Orlando will be reinstating their indoor mask mandate on Friday, July 30, PEOPLE can confirm, requiring all guests and staff members to wear a facial covering while indoors. Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, 29 July 2021 Unvaccinated people, however, will still need to social-distance and wear a facial covering, and schools will need to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, 15 June 2021 Apple is ditching its COVID-19 mask mandate for in-person shoppers beginning this week, allowing vaccinated customers to enter many of its U.S. stores without a facial covering, according to Bloomberg. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 14 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Among the countless offerings are; Oxygen / LED facial, Thalassotherapy Seaweed Wrap, Vichy Body Scrub, Leg Rejuvenation, CBD Himalayan Coffee Wrap, and more. Jim Dobson, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 The pampering begins in the afternoon with the 24K gold-leaf facial, which also includes a hand and head massage, exfoliation with Temple Spa products, and a double cleanse. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 5 Oct. 2021 Other treatments include a body wrap with Moroccan rhassoul clay; a facial using the latest Swiss biotechnology; and indulgent, 90-minute or two-hour-long rituals that were custom designed by Cinq Mondes exclusively for the hotel. Christina Liao, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 Dogue’s website states that every service includes personal styling consultation, nail cutting and filing, a blueberry facial, and love and attention. Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2021 Guests can while away the hours nibbling on seasonal fare created by Aussie celebrity chef Neil Perry, or step into the day spa for a complimentary massage or facial performed with fancy LaGaia products. Eric Rosen, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2021 Unlike most powders, these buttery formulas impart an unmistakable, radiant sheen to the skin that mimics the effects of, say, an hour-long jog on the beach or a luxurious facial. Allure, 20 Aug. 2021 Spa reflect that aspiration for a luxury experience, with services starting at $260 for a 60-minute massage and $270 for a 60-minute facial. Melissa Yeager, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2021 My Exfoliators Next up is exfoliation with NuFace’s Prep-N-Glow cloths, which is a $350 facial in a wipe. Rachel Burchfiel, Glamour, 2 July 2021

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First Known Use of facial

Adjective

1746, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for facial

Adjective

borrowed from Medieval Latin faciālis "face-to-face, direct," from Latin faciēs "appearance, face entry 1" + -ālis -al entry 1

Noun

derivative of facial entry 1

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facial

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of facial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to a person's face

facial

noun

English Language Learners Definition of facial (Entry 2 of 2)

: a beauty treatment to make a person's face look and feel better

facial

adjective
fa·​cial | \ ˈfā-shəl How to pronounce facial (audio) \

Kids Definition of facial

: of or relating to the face facial hair

facial

adjective
fa·​cial | \ ˈfā-shəl How to pronounce facial (audio) \

Medical Definition of facial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or affecting the face facial neuralgia
2 : concerned with or used in improving the appearance of the face
3 : relating to or being the buccal and labial surface of a tooth

Other Words from facial

facially \ -​shə-​lē How to pronounce facial (audio) \ adverb

facial

noun

Medical Definition of facial (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a treatment to improve the appearance of the face
2 : a facial part (as a nerve or artery)

facial

adjective
fa·​cial

Legal Definition of facial

: involving or apparent from the face of something (as a statute) facial discrimination a facial challenge to the law

Other Words from facial

facially adverb

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