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face-lift

[feys-lift] /ˈfeɪsˌlɪft/
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
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for facelift

face-lift

noun
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
verb
3.
(transitive) to improve the appearance of, as by a face-lift
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Word Origin and History for facelift
n.

also face-lift, 1934, from face-lifting (1922); see face (n.) + lift.

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facelift in Medicine

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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