rouging

rouge

[roozh]
noun
1.
any of various red cosmetics for coloring the cheeks or lips.
2.
a reddish powder, chiefly ferric oxide, used for polishing metal, glass, etc.
verb (used with object), rouged, rouging.
4.
to color with rouge.
verb (used without object), rouged, rouging.
5.
to use rouge.

Origin:
1475–85; < French: red < Latin rubeus; akin to red1

unrouged, adjective
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rouge (ruːʒ)
 
n
1.  a red powder, used as a cosmetic for adding redness to the cheeks
2.  short for jeweller's rouge
 
vb
3.  to apply rouge to
 
[C18: from French: red, from Latin rubeus]

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rouge
1753, in cosmetic sense, from Fr. rouge "red coloring matter," from adj. "red," from L. rubeus, related to ruber "red." Replaced native paint in this sense. The verb is attested from 1777.
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