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1、cosmet- + -ic.
2、含义：skilled in adornment or arrangement, the art of dress and ornament, art of beautifying, a preparation or arrangement for beautifying.
- cosmetic (n.)
- c. 1600, "art of beautifying," from Latinized form of Greek kosmetike (tekhne) "the art of dress and ornament," from fem. of kosmetikos (see cosmetic (adj.)). Meaning "a preparation for beautifying" attested from 1640s (now often cosmetics).
- cosmetic (adj.)
- 1640s, from French cosmétique (16c.), from Greek kosmetikos "skilled in adornment or arrangement," from kosmein "to arrange, adorn," from kosmos "order" (see cosmos). Figurative sense of "superficial" is from 1955. Related: Cosmetically.
- 1. Melanie plunked her cosmetic case down on a chair.
- 2. These reforms are not merely cosmetic.
- 3. She's obviously had some sort of cosmetic surgery.
- 4. These changes are purely cosmetic.
- 5. She received a cosmetic makeover at a beauty salon as a birthday gift.
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