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English noun: face lifting

1. face lifting (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 lift, facelift


Broader (hypernym)overhaul, redevelopment, renovation

2. face lifting (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 lift, facelift, lift, nip and tuck, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty


Broader (hypernym)anaplasty, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery


Narrower (hyponym)nose job, rhinoplasty









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