vol·​u·​mize | \ ˈväl-yə-ˌmīz How to pronounce volumize (audio) , -(ˌ)yü- \
variants: also British volumise
volumized; volumizing; volumizes

Definition of volumize

transitive + intransitive

: to add fullness or volume to (something) especially : to make (hair) thicker or fuller in appearance To rumple and volumize hair: While you're blow-drying, use your (other) hand and pull your hair up gently from the crown. Redbook

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Other Words from volumize

volumizer \ ˈväl-​yə-​ˌmī-​zər How to pronounce volumize (audio) , -​(ˌ)yü-​ \ noun
… one of the new liquid volumizers that enhance your hair's natural texture … Cosmopolitan
volumizing \ ˈväl-​yə-​ˌmī-​ziŋ How to pronounce volumize (audio) , -​(ˌ)yü-​ \ adjective
a volumizing shampoo

Examples of volumize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These hybrid stylers dry, volumize, and curl in one easy shot. Alexis Rhiannon, Allure, "Now's The Time to Buy a Quality Hair-Dryer Without Feeling Bad About The Price Tag," 30 Nov. 2020 Fillers are often used to smooth deep under-eye circles, lift cheekbones, volumize lips, and even-out nasolabial folds. Julie Ricevuto, Allure, "The Science of Beauty: The Complete Guide to Treating Wrinkles," 5 Nov. 2020 Customer reviews mention its ability to curl, lengthen, and volumize — a triple threat of a mascara. Eva Thomas, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle Once Deemed This Luxury Mascara Her Favorite (and It’s on Sale)," 6 Apr. 2020 Brush bristles are studded between the plastic teeth to prevent tangling or breakage and to volumize limp strands. Jacqueline Kilikita, refinery29.com, "Is Revlon’s One-Step Dryer Really Worth The Hype?," 24 Mar. 2020 Revon's One Step Hair Dryer and Styler is a cult-favorite hair styling product thanks to its ability to dry, volumize, and detangle hair within minutes. Sara Hendricks, USA TODAY, "These are the best Amazon deals already live for Cyber Monday," 30 Nov. 2019 Much like its royal sibling, Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara Waterproof promises to curl and volumize lashes; this time, with the added benefit of summer-proof coverage. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Essence Cosmetics' Fan-Favorite Lash Princess Mascara Is Now Waterproof," 3 July 2019 While myriad formulas on the market promise to volumize, curl and define, only a few stealth products make the professional cut. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Best Mascaras of All Time, According to 6 Celebrity Makeup Artists," 3 Aug. 2018 Rubinshteyn also says they can be used to volumize your lips. Gina Tomaine, Good Housekeeping, "I Tried DIY Cupping Every Single Day For A Week—Here's What I Learned," 27 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of volumize

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Volumize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volumize. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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