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FACELIFT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does facelift mean? 

FACELIFT (noun)
  The noun FACELIFT has 2 senses:

1. plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
2. a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes

  Familiarity information: FACELIFT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FACELIFT (noun)


Sense 1facelift [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

rhytidectomy; nip and tuck; facelift; rhytidoplasty; face lift; cosmetic surgery; face lifting; lift

Context example:

some actresses have more than one face lift

Hypernyms ("facelift" is a kind of...):

anaplasty; plastic surgery; reconstructive surgery (surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "facelift"):

nose job; rhinoplasty (cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of your nose)


Sense 2facelift [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

face lifting; face lift; facelift

Context examples:

give your home a facelift / more than a facelift, the new model marks a fundamental change of direction

Hypernyms ("facelift" is a kind of...):

overhaul; redevelopment; renovation (the act of improving by renewing and restoring)


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