make-up - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] substances that people put on their faces, including their eyes and lips, in order to look attractive or to change their appearance
    wear make-up:

    Gina wears no make-up at all and has wonderfully clear skin.

    put on/apply make-up:

    Rachel was still putting on her make-up when the taxi arrived.

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  2. 2
    [singular] the people or things that combine to form a single group or whole
    make-up of:

    Do the police reflect the make-up of society as a whole?

  3. 3
    [countable] [usually singular] the way that words and pictures are arranged on a page before a newspaper, magazine, or book is printed