mou·​lage | \ mü-ˈläzh How to pronounce moulage (audio) \

Definition of moulage

1 : an impression or cast made for use especially as evidence in a criminal investigation
2 : the taking of an impression for use as evidence in a criminal investigation

Examples of moulage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Megan Stillwell, Klein High School junior, put the moulage makeup on each participant in the bus. Chevall Pryce, Houston Chronicle, 4 Mar. 2020 That's why all the prep work happens through a gate from the employee parking lot, where a pair of moulage artists pull latex wounds from ziplock bags and fix them to various body parts with plenty of adhesive. Jack Stewart, WIRED, 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of moulage

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for moulage

French, molding, from Middle French, from mouler to mold, from Old French modle mold — more at mold entry 1

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The first known use of moulage was in 1902

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“Moulage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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mou·​lage | \ mü-ˈläzh How to pronounce moulage (audio) \

Medical Definition of moulage

: a mold of a lesion or defect used as a guide in applying medical treatment (as in radiotherapy) or in performing reconstructive surgery especially on the face


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