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English noun: face lift

1. face lift (act) plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised

SamplesSome actresses have more than one face lift.

Synonymscosmetic surgery, face lifting, facelift, lift, nip and tuck, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty

Broader (hypernym)anaplasty, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery

Narrower (hyponym)nose job, rhinoplasty

2. face lift (act) a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes

SamplesGive your home a facelift.
More than a facelift, the new model marks a fundamental change of direction.

Synonymsface lifting, facelift

Broader (hypernym)overhaul, redevelopment, renovation

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