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

Definition of volumize

: 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 volumizer (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 volumizing (audio) , -​(ˌ)yü-​ \ adjective
a volumizing shampoo

Examples of volumize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volumize. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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