toner

noun ton·er \ ˈtō-nər \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of toner

: one that tones or is a source of tones: such as
a : a substance (such as a thermoplastic powder) used especially to develop an image (such as a latent xerographic image) on a piece of paper
b : a liquid cosmetic for cleansing the skin and contracting the pores
c : a solution used to impart color to a silver photographic image

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First Known Use of toner

1888

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TONER Defined for English Language Learners

toner

Definition of toner for English Language Learners

  • : a dark powder that is used like ink in machines that print and copy documents

  • : a liquid that is used to clean and tighten the skin


Medical Dictionary

toner

noun ton·er \ ˈtō-nər \

medical Definition of toner

: one that tones
  • a muscle toner
; especially : a liquid cosmetic for cleansing the skin and contracting the pores
  • facial toners

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