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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plastic surgery to remove facial wrinkles, sagging skin, fat deposits, or other visible signs of aging for cosmetic purposes. Also called rhytidectomy.
  • n. A restyling or modernization, as of a building.
  • transitive v. To perform a face-lift upon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an operation to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from a person's face.
  • n. a renovation that improves the outward appearance, as of a building.
  • transitive v. to perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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
  • n. a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes
  • n. a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes
  • n. 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
  • v. perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face

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