- An substance applied to enhance the external color or texture of the skin, e.g. lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner; makeup.
- A feature existing only on the surface.
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (kosmetike) "the art of dress and ornament", from (kosmetes) "orderer, director, decorator", from (kosmeo) "to order, to arrange, to rule, to adorn, to equip, to dress, to embellish".
- external, External or superficial; pertaining only to the surface or appearence of something.
- Fortunately, the damage to the house was mostly and a bit of paint covered it nicely.
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