face lift

face-lift

[feys-lift]
noun
1.
Also, face lifting, facelifting. plastic surgery on the face for elevating sagging tissues and eliminating wrinkles and other signs of age; rhytidectomy.
2.
a renovation or restyling, as of a room or building, intended to give an attractive, more up-to-date appearance.
verb (used with object)
3.
to perform a face-lift upon.
4.
to renovate or restyle in order to give a fresher, more modern appearance: Our old offices have been face-lifted with new furniture, rugs, and plants.
Also, facelift.


Origin:
1920–25, Americanism

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face-lift
 
n
1.  a cosmetic surgical operation for tightening sagging skin and smoothing unwanted wrinkles on the face
2.  any improvement or renovation, as of a building, etc
 
vb
3.  (tr) to improve the appearance of, as by a face-lift

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face-lift (fās'lĭft')
n.
Plastic surgery to remove facial wrinkles, sagging skin, fat deposits, or other visible signs of aging for cosmetic purposes. Also called rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty.

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