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cosmetic

 [koz-met´ik]
1. beautifying; tending to preserve, restore, or confer comeliness.
2. a beautifying substance or preparation.
3. pertaining to surgical correction of a physical defect.

cos·met·ic

(koz-met'ik),
1. Referring to surgical procedures intended to improve appearance; specifically relates to correction of deformities that result from heredity or aging and not caused by congenital anomalies, disease, trauma, or tumors.
2. Relating to the use of cosmetics.

cos·met·ic

(koz-met'ik)
1. Relating to cosmesis.
2. Relating to the use of cosmetics.
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Instead they provide the perfect allegories for the irrational collection of experiences which conjure the dystopic chaos, the inherent viscera and the cosmetically apparent pretensions of the city, but which separation of distance magically transforms into the ultimate sculptural phenomenon.
The wraps might also become a new market for cosmetically unacceptable produce, she adds.
Uninhabited yet hardly melancholy, her details of stairways and corridors, armchairs and bathroom corners, all highlight vivid colors: the red of velvet fabric covers, the green of hallway runners, the absolute white of porcelain sinks, the unexpected sugary pink of cosmetically enhanced water pipes.
It can be cosmetically constructed or reconstructed, but this doesn't change the fact that though some people are born hermaphrodites, the vast majority of people are born male or female.
The market adjusts for the accounting difference by valuing the purchasing company (company A) at 15 times the cosmetically low $1.00 EPS.
Before moving ahead with plans to expand and build new, many owners opt to renovate older buildings first, bringing them up to current design standards, structurally, and cosmetically. At St.
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8,685,419 B2; L'Oreal, Paris, has been awarded a patent for a cosmetic composition that is comprised of, in an cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one colorant comprising an inorganic fibrous matrix with tunnels; and at least one organic dye compound incorporated at least partially in the tunnels; wherein at least 30% of the total weight amount of organic dye is included in the channels of the fibrous matrix, the organic dye compound is an indigoid, and a weight ratio of organic dye compound to inorganic fibrous matrix is greater than or equal to 0.028, wherein the inorganic fibrous matrix and the organic dye compounds are submitted to a thermal treatment.
Dealership includes showroom and office; detailing and automotive reconditioning area where cars are fully mechanically and cosmetically prepared for resale; and a high visibility location on Biscayne Blvd.
The fully enclosed mechanical compartment gives the lift a cosmetically clean overall look, while the white aluminum powder coat finish is durable and provides easy cleaning.
Not only will it look cosmetically better on Sunday when Coventry City visit St Andrew's, but it will play much truer as the bounce is back at last.