how to pronounce cosmetic

kəzmɛtɪk

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“… functional and cosmetic legs that she …”

meanings of cosmetic

adjective:

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

noun:

  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.