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adjective British English pronunciation: cosmetic /kɒzˈmetɪk/

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  1. 1
    showing disapproval cosmetic changes only affect the appearance of something instead of its basic structure

    Alterations to the original building have been largely cosmetic.

  2. 2
    relating to the improvement of someone's appearance

    Several nuts produce oils suitable for cosmetic use.

    the cosmetic industry

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cosmetically

 British English pronunciation: cosmetically /kɒzˈmetɪkli/  adverb

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