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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feys lift]
    • /feɪs lɪft/
    • /feɪs lɪft/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feys lift]
    • /feɪs lɪft/

Definitions of face-lift word

  • noun face-lift Also, face lifting, facelifting. plastic surgery on the face for elevating sagging tissues and eliminating wrinkles and other signs of age; rhytidectomy. 1
  • noun face-lift a renovation or restyling, as of a room or building, intended to give an attractive, more up-to-date appearance. 1
  • verb with object face-lift to perform a face-lift upon. 1
  • verb with object face-lift to renovate or restyle in order to give a fresher, more modern appearance: Our old offices have been face-lifted with new furniture, rugs, and plants. 1
  • noun face-lift surgery: tightens facial skin 1
  • noun face-lift a cosmetic surgical operation for tightening sagging skin and smoothing unwanted wrinkles on the face 0

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Origin of face-lift

First appearance:

before 1920
One of the 12% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1920-25

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Parts of speech for Face-lift


face-lift popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Synonyms for face-lift

noun face-lift

  • repair — to restore to a good or sound condition after decay or damage; mend: to repair a motor.
  • nose job — cosmetic surgery of the nose; rhinoplasty.
  • plastic surgery — the branch of surgery dealing with the repair or replacement of malformed, injured, or lost organs or tissues of the body, chiefly by the transplant of living tissues.
  • renovation — to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair.
  • restoration — the act of restoring; renewal, revival, or reestablishment.

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