face lifting

noun
1. a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes (Freq. 1)
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give your home a facelift

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more than a facelift, the new model marks a fundamental change of direction

Syn: ↑face lift, ↑facelift
Hypernyms: ↑renovation, ↑redevelopment, ↑overhaul
2. 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
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some actresses have more than one face lift

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑face-lift
Hyponyms: ↑nose job, ↑rhinoplasty

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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