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“… functional and cosmetic legs that she …”

meanings of cosmetic


  1. External or superficial; pertaining only to the surface or appearance of something.
  2. Imparting or improving beauty, particularly the beauty of the complexion.


  1. Any substances applied to enhance the external color or texture of the skin, e.g. lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner; makeup.
  2. A feature existing only on the surface.