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

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
volumizer noun
… one of the new liquid volumizers that enhance your hair's natural texture … Cosmopolitan
volumizing adjective
a volumizing shampoo

Examples of volumize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finer hair types can take their looks to new levels with the volumizing Boldify Thicken Volume Conditioner. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 20 Mar. 2024 Light layers and volumizing products helped bring this look to another level. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 26 Jan. 2024 The mascara, Lash Slick, has a lengthening and volumizing effect. Rich Scherr, Parents, 9 Jan. 2024 Panorama Mascara Since its debut in December, this volumizing mascara has already been worn by a slew of stars, including L’Oréal Paris spokesperson Kendall Jenner (to the Academy Museum Gala in December) and Janelle Monáe (to the Grammy Awards in February). Jackie Fields, Peoplemag, 2 Mar. 2024 The formula is very volumizing — minimalists may find it too va-va-voom for everyday wear. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 7 Jan. 2024 The volumizing formula is enhanced with hydrating hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and keratin to boost shine and lash thickness while replenishing brittle lashes. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 7 Jan. 2024 This Estée Lauder kit comes with a wrinkle-minimizing eye cream that also de-puffs, a night face serum, and a volumizing mascara that, together, value a whopping $145. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 6 Jan. 2024 Now, Nordstrom shoppers can score $100 off the TikTok-viral device, which uses low heat and high velocity to smooth, curl, polish, and volumize all at once. Shanna Shipin, Allure, 27 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of volumize was in 1933

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“Volumize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volumize. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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