facial

When you describe something as facial, it has to do with the face. Your facial expression is the smile — or frown — that you happen to be wearing on your face.

Your facial features are made up of your eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks — everything that together comprises your whole face. When you use the word facial as a noun, it means a spa treatment that usually includes a deep cleaning and moisturizing of the face. You might decide to get a massage and a facial at the fancy resort hotel where you're spending a relaxing week. The Medieval Latin root is facialis, "of the face," from facies, "figure, appearance, or countenance."

Primary Meanings of facial

1.
adjn
of or concerning the face
care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams
2.
adj
of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object
Full Definitions of facial
1

adj of or concerning the face

“a facial massage”
facial hair”
facial expression”

n care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams

Type of:
beauty treatment
enhancement of someone's personal beauty
skin care, skincare
care for the skin

n cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles

Synonyms:
facial nerve, nervus facialis, seventh cranial nerve
Type of:
cranial nerve
any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
2

adj of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object

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