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

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 Round brushes: typically used with a blowdryer to volumize and lift hair at the roots. Tiffany Dodson, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 June 2022 But the best way to address the problem is by first incorporating a shampoo formulated to volumize and restore your strands and slow down hair loss. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 6 June 2022 This shampoo will remove excess oil and buildup from the scalp, hydrate the hair, volumize curls, and add shine where needed. The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 May 2022 To volumize natural hair though, Rosales likes Bed Head’s thickening spray. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 8 Apr. 2022 The Full Frontal Mascara is a do-it-all mascara that's supposed to volumize, lift, length, and curl your lashes all at once, thanks to its innovative flat-to-fat brush. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 25 Mar. 2022 Mix and match mascaras to curl, lengthen, and volumize. Jessica Cruel, SELF, 21 Jan. 2022 These hybrid stylers dry, volumize, and curl in one easy shot. Shanna Shipin, Allure, 29 Nov. 2021 These hybrid stylers dry, volumize, and curl in one easy shot. Shanna Shipin, Allure, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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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 6 Jul. 2022.

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