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noun make-up pronunciation in British English
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singularmake-up
pluralmake-ups
  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?
    1. a.
      the individual qualities and attitudes that combine to form someones basic character
      the strengths and weaknesses of his psychological make-up

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